The workers on the Buenos Aires Subte are today carrying out a strike between 5pm and 7pm. Service will continue as normal but the barriers will be open and passengers will be able to travel for free.
All six lines will take part in the protest although a few barriers will keep working: Plaza de Mayo and Peru on Line A, Leandro N. Alem and Florida on Line B, Retiro on line C, Catedral on Line D, Bolívar and Entre Ríos on Line E and Corrientes on Line H.
The Union Association of Underground and Tram Workers (AGTSyP) are embroiled in a row with the city of Buenos Aires over pay and the civic government is refusing to negotiate.
“(This is because of) The childish attitude of the head of the city of Buenos Aires government, Mauricio Macri, for not wanting to take control of the subte and acting in an irresponsible way,” the secretary general of AGTSyP, Roberto Pianelli, said, “and now a crisis is beginning where Metrovías says that it doesn’t have any money, they are delaying our salary payments and there is no material for maintenance and security.”