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Buenos Aires city underground service back running after ten day strike

Tuesday, August 14th 2012 - 08:12 UTC
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The subway system in Buenos Aires has several lines and was one of the first to be built at the beginning of last century  The subway system in Buenos Aires has several lines and was one of the first to be built at the beginning of last century
Buenos Aires city underground service Buenos Aires city underground service

Buenos Aires commuters will return to the underground trains on Tuesday following a temporary labour agreement which puts an end to a nerve racking ten-day strike that made the Argentine capital collapse at times

The agreement was reached between the workers union, the managers of the Metrovias underground concession and a top official from the City of Buenos Aires government.

The dissident group from the transport union under the name of Union association of underground workers, AGTSyP confirmed in a brief agreement that “our delegates, Roberto Pianelli and Nestor Segovia together with our solicitors and advisors finally reached an agreement with the company Metrovías”.

However Pianelli head of AGTSyP said that “we are suspending extreme measures”; based on negotiations held all along the day; “we have reached an agreement which is temporary” because there are still points to be addressed.

In the release the strikers also apologize for the ten day stoppage of the underground but also point out they were forced to such a situation since their contract expired last 28 February.

Pianelli added that the agreement is “temporary” since the salary increase is yet to be resolved and in spite of a 23% increase. AGTSyP is demanding a 28% increase.

It is estimated that everyday of the conflict a million commuters suffered the consequences of the prolonged labour dispute while traffic on the streets was bottlenecked for hours. An estimated 178.000 cars tried to have access to Buenos Aires during the conflict.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • British_Kirchnerist

    The workers are giving Macri yet another chance to do the right thing it seems, I hope he isn't so hidebound by ideology as to not take it!

    Aug 15th, 2012 - 06:13 pm 0
  • Zhivago

    BK 1 You are the worst kind of person, The Argies and Malvanistas here are at least supporting their country no matter how misinformed they are. You however a traitor and even for countries that don't have the death penalty still impose it on their traitors. Somebody will seek you out soon enough, scum-bag!

    Aug 16th, 2012 - 02:36 am 0
  • KretinaK

    This is how business is done in Argentina!.......Long live the crushing burocracy and bribery system!

    Aug 16th, 2012 - 05:28 am 0
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