An opposition list of the leadership of the Unión Tranviarios Automotor confirmed that this Thursday there will be a
new bus stoppage
, this time lasting 24 hours.
The force measure, which will be executed six days after another suspension of service, will affect
in the City of Buenos Aires and Greater Buenos Aires.
The Juan Manuel Palacios group, a faction that responds to the blue list that the leader Miguel Bustinduy
leads at the national level
, reported that -as planned- it will carry out a strike throughout Thursday (the previous measure it had been Friday, for 12 hours).
Among other points, they demand that the Ministry of Labor of the Nation recognize their victory in the union elections in five sections (Mar del Plata, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Córdoba and Jujuy) and that, in turn, they respect the court rulings in this regard.
In addition, they ask for
a basic salary of $350,000
in all regions of the country.
In a statement, the Blue List congratulates the drivers who maintained the strike on Friday "in repudiation of the misery policies that Roberto Fernández intends to impose on us from the UTA with the deaf complicity of the Ministry of Labor."
The strike of 80 bus lines will suffer this Thursday the service in the rest of the companies that will provide service.
Photo Luciano Thieberger
Three points of his petition stand out: "Equal task, equal remuneration", "Salary is remuneration" and "Whoever gets the most votes, wins."
In this sense, they demand "a
for the entire country with an initial salary of $350,000."
They also warn that "88% of the salary" is not remunerative and on top of that "the Ministry of Labor approves them."
Therefore, they call for "the end of black work."
And they point against the leadership of Fernández in the UTA: "They need to chorear votes and sectionals to be able to continue taking the money out of your pocket. With a union, without a union, naked if necessary, we will continue demanding what is fair."
It concludes with the confirmation of the strike: "We will continue in front of the Ministry of Labor demanding for ours and on Thursday a 24-hour national strike."
The statement from the UTA Blue List, in which they celebrated the collective strike on Friday and confirmed a similar measure for Thursday.
Which lines will be affected by the bus strike on Thursday, March 23
The force measure affects 80 bus lines, all of them from the Dota company that brings together metropolitan transport routes.
Some of them represent long trunk routes, which will lead to a large number of daily passengers who will have to look for alternative means of getting around, as already happened between the first minute and noon on Friday.
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 will see their service suspended , 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.
In addition, the strike will be replicated in the five districts in dispute with the official leadership of the UTA: Mar del Plata, Córdoba, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero and Jujuy.
The collective strike on Friday, between the rejection of the ruling party and the warning of the national government
Although the Juan Manuel Palacios group celebrated the suspension of the bus service last Friday, the repercussions were very different in the ruling party of the UTA and in the national government.
From both spheres they targeted both the opposition group and the DOTA company, which the Minister of Labor called "accomplice."
From the leadership of Roberto Fernández they defined the electoral issue as "exhausted".
The ruling party, they assured, "obtained 28,000 votes, the opposition, with the support of the most powerful businessman in the country, 10,000 fewer votes, not 50 or 500."
"How can they pretend that in a register with 84,000 members, more than 10,000 votes disappeared. Or they have a serious dissociation from reality or a serious mathematical problem, or perhaps they show themselves as they are, liars," the statement from the Board of Directors continued. National and Sections of the UTA, against the driving of the Blue List.
Roberto Fernández, of the UTA (first from the left), in a photograph with the Minister of Labor Kelly Olmos.
As for the parities, the ruling party maintained that in 2021 and 2022 it achieved "sufficient income to beat inflation", for which it again pointed to the opposition when speaking of "the tantrum of the losers, the violent ones".
In the previous hours they had spoken directly of a
"lock out employers".
For her part, the Minister of Labor, Raquel "Kelly" Olmos, suggested that the CNRT could withdraw the concession of the lines from the
, which she called an
"accomplice" to type "who is its union representation".
Regarding the withdrawal of the concessions, he expressed: "The Ministry of Labor cannot do it. As an extreme measure, the CNRT could reach such a decision."
And he remarked: "We are going to act very strongly against DOTA. It is clearly a maneuver fueled by DOTA that intends to determine who its union interlocutor is."
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