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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

60 bus line strike lifted

The 60 bus transports more than a quarter of a million passengers per day.
The 60 bus transports more than a quarter of a million passengers per day.
The 60 bus transports more than a quarter of a million passengers per day.

After three days of protests and Labour Minister Carlos Tomada’s intervention, workers of the 60 bus line and Monsa transportation company reached a preliminary agreement and the strike was lifted. Earlier, drivers staged road-blocks at the Pan-American highway and de 9 de Julio avenue, in demand of backpay and that their salaries are paid in due form.

The negotiations began Tuesday afternoon in the Labour Ministry office, but the workers rejected a Monsa transportation company counter-offer. The drivers then proceeded to stage a road-block Early this morning, the at the Pan-American highway in Ingeniero Maschwitz after leaving the company's bus shop and parking warehouse located in that same Greater Buenos Aires locality. Around 6.30 am one of the protesters, who's said to be a 16-year old boy and son of one of the drivers, was hit by a vehicle while blocking the highway. The boy has been hospitalized, and his condition remains uncertain.

Another group of drivers  set a road block at the intersection of 9 de Julio and Corrientes avenues as they are marching toward the Labour Ministry.     

The company is based on the City neighbourhood of COnstitución and transports commuters from Greater Buenos Aires localities of Tigre and Escobar. It is estimated that over 250,000 people use the bus line, which has been out of service since Sunday.


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