April 28, 2015
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  • 25/03/2015 | Argentina

    UTA transport union ratifies March 31 strike

    Secretary General of the UTA transport union Roberto Fernández has ratified the sector’s decision to strike on Tuesday 31, warning the only thing that could make workers go back on the protest action was a government decision to change Argentina’s income tax scheme.

  • 31/03/2015 | Argentina

    'Most workers do not want to strike'

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    Bus drivers denounce attacks, paralyse service

    Although the UTA Transport Union did not join the strike today, bus lines 112,165 and 243, that run in southern Great Buenos Aires, denounced attacks against their units and decided to paralyse the service.

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    CGT's Moyano praises strike 'success'

    The anti-government splinters of CGT and CTA trade unions described the strike as “a success.” In sharp contrast with government numbers, Dissident CGT head Hugo Moyano said that over 80% of workers joined the walkout today.

  • 26/08/2014 | Argentina

    UTA decides not to join Thursday’s strike

    The head of UTA Roberto Fernández has announced the transport union will not join Thursday’s strike and affirmed bus services will function as usual.

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't on Thursday's strike: ‘Pickets are a sign of weakness’

    Ahead of the national strike called by anti-government splinters of the CGT and CTA labour groups, the cabinet chief said the walkout is “political” and that unions end up playing vulture funds' game.

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano predicts 'many' bus drivers will join walkout, warns against violence

    Although the UTA transport union said it will not be joining Thursday’s general strike, the head of the anti-government splinter of the CGT labour confederation considered some bus drivers might be walking off their jobs tomorrow.

  • 15/07/2014 | Argentina

    UTA workers cancel long-distance bus strike

    UTA transport workers have decided to cancel the long-distance bus strike announced earlier today, Union leader Roberto Fernández affirmed after a meeting with Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich.

  • 26/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t denies interference in UTA, scolds opposition unions

    Ahead of the national strike called by the anti-government splinter of CGT and CTA umbrella unions for Thursday, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich denied any official interference in UTA Transport Union -which is yet to determine whether it joins the walk-out- and scolded opposition unions.

  • 26/08/2014 | Argentina

    Micheli says UTA 'flirting' with gov't, strike attendance will not be affected

    Although the UTA transport union is not “expected” to join Thrusday’s strike, the head of the anti-government splinter of the CTA central of workers considered attendance to the walkout will not be affected.

  • 03/06/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t optimistic about Gestamp conflict resolution, auto industry situation

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the conflict in Gestamp auto parts plant and expressed his optimism about the solution of the labour dispute that began last week after 69 workers were laid off. “The plant is fully operational with 400 workers. The production has been restored,” he said.

  • 14/07/2014 | Argentina

    Indefinite strike announced for long-distance coaches

    The UTA transport workers' union has announced that drivers of long-distance coaches will begin an indefinite strike, ahead of the beginning of winter holidays on Monday.

  • 15/07/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges business leaders to agree with UTA to prevent strike

    To prevent the indefinite strike announced by UTA transport worker’s union for the beggining of winter holidays on Monday, the Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich urged business leaders to sign and comply with an agreement

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    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 walkout announced for tomorrow by UTA Transport Union.

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    'The strike is on,' UTA Transport Union leader warns

    After an urgent meeting convened by the government, UTA Transport Union head Roberto Fernández ratified the general strike announced for tomorrow in short, medium and long distance buses.

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    UTA Transport Union lifts bus strike after mandatory conciliation

    The Labour Ministry headed by Carlos Tomada ordered mandatory conciliation in response to the Argentine Transport Union (UTA), which had vowed to stop public bus services to demand wage rises.

  • 15/03/2014 | Argentina

    Security measures announced after bus driver's murder, strike

    Buenos Aires province Security Minister Alejandro Granados and representatives of the UTA transport union have agreed on anti-crime measures, following yesterday’s walkout fueled by the murder of a 22-year-old bus driver.

  • 26/05/2014 | Argentina

    Bus drivers go on strike next Wednesday

    UTA Transport Union leader Roberto Fernández confirmed a 24-hour strike for Wednesday in short, medium and long distance buses, to demand a wage increase of over 30%.

  • 26/05/2014 | Argentina

    Randazzo calls UTA for 'logic and common sense'

    Transport and Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo called UTA Transport Union leaders for “logic and common sense” after the announcement of a 24-hour short,medium and long distance bus strike for next Wednesday.

  • 03/07/2013 | Argentina

    Randazzo vows to keep cameras in trains despite strike

    Transport minister Florencio Randazzo has affirmed that he will continue with plans to install cameras in train cabins, despite wildcat strikes that have affected up to 2.7 million passengers in Buenos Aires.

  • 14/03/2014 | Argentina

    Bus drivers launch strike over 'crime,' most BA services halted

    The UTA transport union has launched a 12-hour strike affecting all bus services in the province of Buenos Aires, following the crime of a driver in the provincial locality of Villa Celina. Commuters in the City will also be affected since most lines go across the capital.

  • 07/05/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't unblocks bus drivers' conflict, UTA lifts 5-day strike

    Following a meeting with the government, UTA bus drivers’ union lifted the strike that affected long distance services for five days, leaving thousands strained at bus stations across the country and committed to resume service “immediately.”

  • 07/05/2013 | Argentina

    Long-distance service 'not in crisis', Tomada

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada voiced government’s relief after UTA’s 5-day strike was lifted and renewed official stance that long-distance transport service will not be subsidized by the state.

  • 31/05/2013 | Argentina

    UTA bus drivers strike, after negotiations fail

    Long distance bus drivers belonging to the Rail Automobile Union (UTA in Spanish) started a new strike today at 9pm, after salary negotiations between business chamber and Transport Secretary failed.

  • 04/05/2013 | Argentina

    Despite gov't resolution, UTA conflict deepens affecting 80,000 people

    Despite a joint resolution by the Labour and Transport and Interior Ministries setting a 23-per cent salary hike as demanded by UTA workers, employees say “no funds” to meet unions’ demands.

  • 06/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Strike remains in effect,' long distance bus drivers say after negotiations fail

    After meeting with Government officials in the Labour Ministry, business leaders from the Chamber of long distance buses said that they had failed to reach an agreement and that “the strike remains in effect,” as they warned about a possible scenario in which they would have to dismiss between 12 and 15 thousands bus drivers.

  • 06/05/2013 | Argentina

    For CNRT ‘It’s is not a strike, it’s a lockout”

    The head of the National Transport Regulation Committee (CNRT), Ariel Franetovich, assured today that the ongoing strike started last Thursday by UTA Transport union “is not a strike but a lockout.”

  • 30/04/2013 | Argentina

    UTA goes on strike

    The Rail Automobile Union (UTA) launched a nationwide strike today expected to affect long distance passengers. The UTA looks to protest against “the threats of dismissals, job insecurity and the absence of the salary agreement.”

  • 04/05/2013 | Argentina

    UTA bus drivers' strike reaches 48 hours, negotiations at standstill

    Long distance bus drivers belonging to the Rail Automobile Union (UTA in Spanish) have ratified a strike action that has left hundreds of passengers stranded at the country’s bus stations for two days.

  • 04/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Gov't will not accept extortions,' Randazzo warns business leaders, urges UTA to lift strike

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo urged UTA bus drivers union to lift the strike affecting lond distance services and warned business leaders the government “will not accept extortions” that seek the return of the “old subsidies’ system.”

  • 10/01/2013 | Argentina

    UTA lifts nat'l strike of long-distance buses

    After the intervention of the Labour Ministry and Interior and Transport Ministry, the bus drivers' union UTA decided to lift the long-distance buses' strike that had been announced earlier today.

  • 11/01/2013 | Argentina

    Bus companies, drivers reach agreement, lift strike

    The bus drivers' union (UTA) and the long-distance buses companies met at the Labour Ministry and agreed over the payment of travel allowances to the drivers, leading to the definite lift of the national strike announced last night.

  • 12/04/2013 | Argentina

    UTA bus drivers threaten strike actions for next week

    The Rail Automobile Union (UTA in Spanish) has warned it would launch a nationwide intermittent strike action as for next week if salary negotiations fail affecting short, middle and long distance passengers.

  • 21/09/2012 | Argentina

    B line subway strike lifted, service resumes

    The B line subway service resumed this morning after being suspended for five hours between  Leandro N. Alem station and Los Incas because of a UTA union protest, subway workers said.

  • 28/11/2012 | Argentina

    Subway workers go on strike

    Subway workers were on strike today, with each line stopping their services in three-hour shifts, after wage talks between Metrovías concessionary company and AGTSyP breakaway union failed yesterday.

  • 13/07/2012 | Argentina

    UTA reaches agreement, lifts long-distance buses' strike

    The bus drivers' union (UTA) lifted the 24-hour strike of the long-distance buses scheduled for tonight, according to the Interior and Transport Ministry.

  • 01/08/2012 | Argentina

    Five day subway strike announced

    Subway workers from the breakaway AGTSyP union announced a two day strike in addition to the UTA subway and tram workers' union's 72-hour strike that begins on Monday. Therefore, subway will be out of service from Friday at 9pm affecting all lines, lasting a total of five days.

  • 31/08/2012 | Argentina

    State school teachers on strike, disrupt traffic in BA City centre

    UTE teachers union members were on strike today in Buenos Aires City,  and carried out a march along Avenida de Mayo in protest against sanctions made against a group of teachers earlier in the week. Three hundred and fifty students are affected by the strike.

  • 29/02/2012 | Argentina

    Workers ratify subway lines will go on strike on Thursday

    All five subway lines will go on strike on Thursday, the UTA train and subway drivers union announced, to protest against the lack of security caused by the withdrawal of police officers from all stations that will start on March 1st.

  • 15/05/2012 | Argentina

    Subway workers pull forward strike, to start tomorrow at midday

    The bus and subway drivers’ union (UTA) announced they were pulling forward a strike to Wednesday at midday, that will affect all subway lines as well as the Premetro tram, and that it would last for 36 hours, in light of the failed salary negotiations. 

  • 17/05/2012 | Argentina

    Subway: unions threaten to hold 3-day strike next week

    The UTA and AGTSyP unions threatened yesterday with further subway strikes if their conflict with Metrovías remains unresolved next week.

  • 09/02/2011 | Argentina

    UTA union claims $1,000 bonus per month until next wage talk

    UTA transport workers’ union demanded a $1,000 pesos bonus with their salaries for the months of January, February and March, to make up for the “future raise of salaries which is to be negotiated in the next wage talks.”

  • 31/03/2011 | Argentina

    Union members clash after subway strike

    Thousands of subway passengers were affected by a strike for several hours after a union’s conflict that led to the clash between delegates of the union at the Constitución station.

  • 22/06/2011 | Argentina

    Subway service normalizes

    The subway service normalized this morning, after suffering delays due to UTA union disputes on the B line. Subway lines A, D, and H were also running with delays.

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