May 20, 2013
Teamsters' union lift cash van strike
The teamsters’ union led by Pablo Moyano lifted the cash van strike it held today. Union Secretary Victor Hugo Pistone told reporters that starting Monday, our activities shall be carried out as normal. However, he said that on Saturday and Sunday there will no distribution of money and ATMs shall no be refilled.
Earlier on Friday, cash vans businessmen had warned that there could be a shortage of cash in ATM machines due to the strike that cash van drivers held.
Cash van drivers ask for a 30% wage hike and an additional compensation ranging from AR$ 3.000 to 4.000 as companies counteroffer a 18% raise.
“We expect the businessmen and the Labour Ministry, usually absent, to come up with a better offer than the shameful proposal presented yesterday,” Moyano said today during an interview to a local radio station.
Cash van drivers went on a 24-hour strike yesterday in a move that could affect the ATM supply of cash leaving the public unable to withdraw from the machines.