Workers of the 60 bus line continue the strike started on Monday and disobeyed the compulsory conciliation ordered yesterday by the Labour Ministry as they claim “not to have been noticed”, according to workers’ delegate Hugo Schwartzman.
The Ministry’s order force the parts to the negotiating table and resolve the conflict within the next 15 days. Anyway, Schwartzman reported that workers did not echo the order as “we just heard of it through the media, but we haven’t been noticed by the ministry.”
Likewise, Schwartzman warned that “in case we receive the order, we won’t follow it as we already had a 30-day compulsory conciliation a few months ago with no positive results obtained”, and added, “This does not mean that we won’t continue negotiating with the company.”
Striking 60 bus line workers, who are demanding payment of wage arrears and denounce the “intimidation” of members of the union’s commission, met yesterday at the Labour Ministry with the company’s representatives but failed to reach any wage agreements.
Thus, the roadblock set at the Colectora motorway in the kilometre 42 in Ingeniero Maschwitz will continue today.
Yesterday, workers had informed TV reporters that DOTA SA company, which has recently bought out the company from previous owners MONSA SA, “sent a group of bullies to intimidate us and force us to lift the strike”, and added, “These people were carrying guns. As a matter of fact, the police conducted a raid at the company’s facilities here in Maschwitz on Monday’s night and seized two 38mm and one 9mm guns from the managers’ offices that are oftenly visited by the thugs they sent over to threat us.”