July 24, 2014
Gov’t meets with bus drivers to prevent strike
The government met with bus drivers in an effort to solve the ongoing wage dispute and try to prevent the strike announced for tomorrow by UTA Transport Union head Roberto Fernández.
Arriving at Government House for the meeting with Labour Ministry officials and Transport Companies' managers, Fernández expressed his confidence that the parties would find a solution to prevent the 24 walk-out.
"We don't want to take this sort of measures but we have been demanding wage increases for five months with no answer," Fernández said.
The call for the urgent meeting meeting was announced by Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich earlier today in his daily press briefing at Government House. “We will promote an agreement between the parties,” he said.
The Kirchnerite Official also said the government is searching for a negotiated agreement with the Banking Association, that has announced a 24-hour walk-out for Thursday to repudiate the repression against bank workers in Tucumán.