This morning, 40 ticket offices in various Subte stations were closed. Transport workers are protesting against slow salary payments and a lack of security in the stations.
The employees of Mertovías, a private company that deals with the Subte network, spoke out against the recent government announcement to remove federal police from various Subte stations. Nèstor Segovia, a delegate for the C line, told La Nación today that concerns for security have risen after the recent hike of ticket prices to $2.50.
“With the price increase, ticket officers are handling more money and in more than 40 stations, there is no security,” he said. “We do not want to be robbed.”
The workers are also protesting against the slow payment of their wages, with Segovia commenting that the company is not upholding the payment dates. The workers threatened a strike tomorrow if they had not received their salaries by the end of the morning. Mertovías has stated that the wages have now been paid.
Segovia specifically attacked Buenos Aires city mayor Maricio Macri.
“In one month under Macri, we already have a ticket costing $2.50, we have been left without security, and they have fallen behind on the payments of our salaries.”
Although there is no disruption to the Subte service, it is unknown how long the ticket offices will remain closed.