The Association of Subway and Premetro Tran Workers (AGTSyP) announced in a press conference today that all subte lines and the Premetro tran will be suspended between 2:00pm and 4:00pm today.
The decision comes in response to the death of a maintenance worker yesterday at the Congreso de Tucumán station, at Terminal D.
“The news of his death fills us with anger,” said union delegate Claudio Dellecarbonara. “A year ago we suffered the loss of a partner at Constitución and today marks one month since the crime at Once…The workers of the subway are striking against the employer’s negligence that killed our companion.”
The union is angry with both Metrovías, the concessionaire heading the service, and the city and federal government. They cite the recent chaos of the transport system and a chronic refusal to address the safety of workers and the public.
“This could not happen without the complicity of the government of Cristina Kirchner and Mauricio Macri passing the ball to each other while workers die,” Dellecarbonara continued. “This procrastination affects millions of service users and workers. We are forced to perform our tasks in appalling conditions.”
The strike is scheduled and expected to end as of 4:00pm, at which time regular service will resume.