Force measures began about two months ago and there are already fifteen. Which lines will be affected by the strike and from when?
This Tuesday there will be another metro strike in Kaaba. Metro representatives will repeat last week’s protest, with service disrupted on all lines, from 5:30 a.m. until closing.
Association of Subway and Premetro Workers (AGTSyP-Metrodelegadxs), which started two months ago with claims of reduction in weekly working day, now also demands to open joint table to discuss “working and salary conditions” .
Subway stoppages: Which lines will be affected and the stoppage schedule
The subway strike announced with the previous schedule will begin this Tuesday with a blockage of Line H between 5.30 and 9; This will continue with B from 9 to 12; It will continue with Line C from 12 to 15, then stop with Line E and Premetro 15 to 18.
For return peak hours and the end of the day, there will be a stop on Line A from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Line D from 9:00 pm to 12:00 noon.
This Tuesday, subways will halt again in phases. Photo: Luciano Thieberger
In a statement, the union announced that the measures were taken because of the “refusal” of the concessionaire company Amova, the state firm Subterneos de Buenos Aires (Sbase) and the Buenos Aires Undersecretary of Labor to “discuss working conditions”. Steps were taken to “open the table”. and wages”.
This is the 15th measurement of force as two-hour rotating stoppages began on two lines at the same time. The initial claim was to reduce the weekly working day from 36 to 30 hours. As an argument, representatives say that with this they reduce the time of exposure to asbestos, an insulating material banned 20 years ago, but which is still present in some structures.
“Subway workers are demanding the work day be reduced to 30 hours a week in order to have two francs and reduce our exposure to the carcinogenic material asbestos,” he said in the statement. Furthermore, he said that parity has been “overdue since February.”
Furthermore, last week it added to the conflict that according to representatives, AiMova deducted unemployment days from workers and “implemented illegitimate and illegal restrictions aimed at silencing the claim”.
For his part, he told AiMova that “the desire for dialogue” remains open. But, as they have maintained since the beginning of the struggle, they assured that “reducing the weekly working day from 36 to 30 hours is unforgivable without affecting the operational activities of the subway network.”
This Tuesday, May 23, all lines will be affected by force majeure due to the Metro strike. Photo: Luciano Thieberger. ftp clarin
On behalf of the company they also confirmed that “the 15 strikes that began on March 29 consisted of blockades and the opening of turnstiles were attended by those who were absent from their duties, for which they were given union-specified exemptions.” Settlement of assets for the month of April”.
In a statement, the company explained: “These waivers are consistent with unpaid absences because the people who arrived, representing less than 6% of the company’s total workforce, did not work their full day.
With regard to safety for workers and users, the company confirmed that “more than 2,500 measurements made on air quality in all work areas of Metro Produce are considered adequate for health.”
Furthermore, he added that the measurements “are carried out continuously and are carried out by specialized institutions and laboratories that were validated by the Environmental Protection Agency of the Buenos Aires city government.” And he added that specific organizations and associations are also participating in the deforestation plan.