All subte lines are back in service today, following another strike yesterday, which caused a big incident between two unions UTA and AGTSyP. Today AGTSyP members will meet up to discuss the future ‘plan of the battle’ and strategies.
Roberto Pianelli, AGTSyP general secretary, announced that the rotative strike “generates a bigger cost to Metrovías rather than discounting salaries of union workers for the 10 days of strike in August.” Having said this, he declared that the “conflict could be suspended” only if the demand for workers to give 1% of their wages to the UTA is reversed, as well as the wages’ discount for the August strike.
Pianelli considered the previous rotative strikes as ‘effective’, admiting that it was ‘not nice’ to stop the transport and cause problems for the passengers. Regarding to subte operator Metrovías, he explained, “the company looses more than 500,000 pesos per day with rotative strikes.”
Pianelli doesn’t exclude the possibility of a new strike on 13 December, in case the bill about subte transfer to the city government control passes.