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Bus stoppage in the AMBA, between the surprise and the complaint of the passengers: what are the 80 lines affected


The measure of force began at 0 this Friday and will last for 12 hours, in demand for salary improvements.

Living in the city of Buenos Aires and the Buenos Aires suburbs has become a difficult task in recent days.

After the massive power and water cuts that affected different neighborhoods, this Friday one more complication was added:

a strike of 80-line buses that run through the AMBA.

Many passengers found out about the measure of force of the dissident faction of the Unión Tranviarios Automotor (UTA) at the bus stops, and

they reacted with surprise and quite anger.

The truth is that

the measure began at 0 this Friday and will be extended for 12 hours,

in demand for salary improvements and in the face of the "lack of responses" from the Ministry of Labor for the recognition of the elected authorities in different sections.

"We stopped because, between roosters and midnight, the leadership of the UTA, without consulting the bases, has been signing miserable wage agreements for years and has managed to pulverize our salaries, reducing their purchasing power to 50% of what it should ser", announced the group, confronted with the leadership of the union led by Roberto Fernández.

In its announcement of the protest, the sector denounced that for three years the leadership of the UTA "has been signing agreements that illegally enable the application of article 223 bis of the Labor Contract Law, which establishes that for workers throughout the country -excluding the AMBA- 88% of the salary is not remuneration except for the purposes of the union dues, the promotion quota for the union, the solidarity quota for the union and the contributions to the social work of the UTA, although the colleagues are in another social work".

The UTA statement on the collective strike

The organization pointed out that article 223 bis "constitutes in these conditions

a robbery, a robbery, a manifest illegality

that removes the deferred salary of the workers of the activity, condemning them to a ruinous retirement because the contributions and contributions to social security are make only about 12% of the real salary".

"They pay us as if we didn't work, so we will refrain from doing it," warned that faction, led nationally by Miguel Bustinduy and Osvaldo Agrafogo.

In case of not having answers,

they warned to deepen the measures and next week

to carry out a new strike, but for 24 hours.

What lines are affected?

The measure of force of the workers of the Dota company affects the sections of lines 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 31, 44, 50, 51, 56, 57 , 74, 76, 79, 84, 91, 99, 101, 107, 108, 117, 135, 146, 150, 161, 164, 168, 177, 188, 263, 271, 299, 370, 373, 384, 385 , 388, 403, 405, 421, 429, 435, 503 from San Vicente, 514 from Almirante Brown and 520 from Lanús.

This is the case, for example, of

lines 74 and 79,

fundamental due to the route they carry out plowing through the southern area of ​​the Buenos Aires suburbs, joining headwaters in the City of Buenos Aires, Longchamps and Burzaco.

Bus stop.

Constitution Station.

Photo Maxi Failla.

Within the City of Buenos Aires, the strike affects several vital lines for mobility in the neighborhoods of the south of Buenos Aires.

Lines 5, 7, 23 and 101 are crucial for thousands of inhabitants of that capital area, such as line 168 for those who move from the northern area of ​​the Buenos Aires suburbs to the Capital.

The measure of force also affects the main lines that surround the Capital along General Paz Avenue.

They are the 28 (the original line from which the DOTA Group was built), the 21, the 117 and the 161, whose routes cover in some cases from Puente La Noria in the south to Del Libertador avenue in the far north.

Among the affected lines, there are some that represent long trunk routes, which translates into a large number of daily passengers who will have to look for alternative means of getting around.

It also includes the services of cities such as Mar del Plata and the provinces of Santiago del Estero, Santa Fe, Córdoba and Jujuy.

look too

Started a strike on 80 bus lines that affects the AMBA and the interior

Since April 1, buses and train tickets in the AMBA have increased 6.7%

Source: clarin

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