The Trade Union Association of Subway and Premetro Workers (AGTSyP) announced a new subway strike for this Wednesday April 12th. The forceful measure responds to the claim of workers in the sector to obtain a reduction in working hours in order to protect their health.
The strike will take place this Wednesday between 14 and 16 in the lines D, E and Premetro and will include the opening of windmills one hour before the service cut begins and half an hour later at the Congreso de Tucumán and Catedral stations (Line D) and Plaza de los Virreyes – Eva Perón and Independencia (Line E).
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It was the workers of the sector who decreed the interruption of the service in order to continue with their claim to the company Emova de reduce the working day to 30 hours per weekwith two francs, in order to reduce exposure to asbestos.
“We are aware that asbestos killshas already taken the lives of three subway workers and has affected 84 other workers so far, including six with cancer and a passenger. We demand a safeguard for our health with better living conditions”, claimed from the AGTSyP.
In this sense, the metro delegates warned that they will continue to apply forceful measures “until you get a satisfactory response to your claims.”
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For his part, since Emovathe company that owns the service concession, recently assured that “permanent air quality measurements are carried out in all areas” and that said records “provide results well below the levels admitted in the standards equal to or lower than those detected on public roads.”
“The results of our operation meet the required quality parameters and in addition, technical and operational innovations have been introduced that allow us to continue advancing in a process of sustained improvement”, they maintained from the company.
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