May 21, 2013
Subway workers go on 4-hour strike
Subway and Pre-Metro tram workers’ delegates held a 4-hour strike as part of their claims to be included at this year’s collective bargaining talks. The measure took place from 7pm to 11pm, and the service will be resumed with the first train at 5:30am.
Yesterday, workers opened gates of nine stations to let commuters travel for free between 5pm and 7pm.
Likewise, the Labour Ministry informed in a communiqué that the Buenos Aires City government -led by Business tycoon Mauricio Macri – refused to attend a scheduled audience at the Ministry in order to move forward with the collective bargaining talks.
The City government decided not to attend the scheduled meeting, thus demonstrating its lack of responsibility and interest in transport related matters.”
The Ministry has now summoned City authorities, Metrovías company’s representatives, and UTA Subway Workers’ union members for next Monday at 3pm.