May 25, 2013
Subway workers cancel today’s strike
Subway workers have cancelled their plan to let passengers ride for free between 08 and 10 am today rush hour as the Buenos Aires City government summoned on Sunday the subway union (AGTSyP) for a Wednesday meeting intended to resolve the workers’ wage hike claims.
Thus, bargaining collective talks will be resumed on Wednesday at 10 am as the AGTSyP secretary-general, Roberto Pianelli, told reporters today.
“I’m positive that wage talks will not only be resumed on Wednesday, but also resolved”, Pianelli indicated after having remarked that “Metrovías doesn’t have any more excuses.”
Beside today’s announcements, the protest against the Metrovías subway company had begun early today as Subway delegates left the turnstiles open and allowed passengers to ride for free in the following stations: Carabobo and Primera Junta (Line A); Federico Lacroze and Los Incas (Line B); Constitución and Retiro (Line C); Congreso de Tucumán (Line D); Plaza de los Virreyes (Line E); and Once (Line H).
Earlier this year, members AGTPyS subway union carried an unprecedented 10 day strike over wage claims.