After a false statement was circulated by the Unión Tranviarios Automotor (UTA) in which it was ensured that the mandatory conciliation issued this afternoon by the Ministry of Labor had been complied with, the union will finally abide by the measure. According to what Rubén Landa, a lawyer for UTA La Plata, had told this newspaper, the statement that was circulating is “false” and that “everything is false”, when asked by EL DIA about the versions that were circulated. In the same sense, Rubén Fernández, from UTA at the national level, expressed himself this morning: “We did not issue any statement, I completely deny it. I have not signed anything.”
In any case, it was later learned that Labor finally issued the conciliation and minutes later Landa spoke about it: “The strike was lifted.”
This is the statement that the UTA claims is false:
In this way, the trade unionists announced that they would not carry out the strike planned for today, which would be in force from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, and that it would affect the services of La Plata. In it they claimed for the reopening of the parity.
It should be remembered that yesterday the strike had been ratified by the UTA in a statement. “We make it clear that we have asked for the joint negotiations to be brought forward and that we are demanding an urgent salary increase, before employers who in an unusual way recognize that what we request is fair, but still state that they cannot give the corresponding answers,” he questioned. the guild
The compulsory conciliation
The truth is that today, before noon, the Ministry of Labor issued the mandatory conciliation for 15 days between the Union of Automotive Tramways and the passenger transport chambers that work in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA), according to reports. official sources. The labor ministry ordered the union organization to lift the force measure, which later accepted the decision.
This was established by Labor through Provision 3729/2022 in which the conflict is framed in Law No. 14,786 and specifies, in its recitals, that “it is necessary to have the pertinent measures to promote a peaceful and legal solution to the conflict raised.” “In circumstances such as the present, special consideration must be given to the general interest as the guiding principle of the relations developed in the matter and whose protection this administration must ensure,” states the labor portfolio in the standard.
In addition, the official provision calls on “the companies that make up the Argentine Federation of Passenger Car Transport (Fatap)” to “refrain from taking reprisals of any kind with the personnel represented by the union organization and/or with any other person , in relation to the dispute raised here, as well as to assign tasks in a normal and habitual way to its personnel”. Meanwhile, the injunctions are made “under penalty of applying the relevant sanctions”, and the authorities urge “the parties in conflict to maintain the best predisposition and openness to negotiate the issues on which they maintain differences and contribute, in this way, to social peace and to improve the framework of labor relations within the companies involved”.
Likewise, “the hearing set for Thursday, August 4, at 12 o’clock, through a virtual platform, in order to evaluate the progress of the negotiations,” concludes the text signed by the head of the National Directorate of Relations and Regulations of the Work, Gabriela Marcello.
The force measure had been ratified last night by the union organization through a statement that bears the signature of the union’s general secretary, Roberto Fernández. “We make it clear that we have asked for the joint negotiations to be brought forward and that we are demanding an urgent salary increase, before employers who in an unusual way recognize that what we request is fair, but still state that they cannot give the corresponding answers,” he questioned. the UTA.
The union’s press secretary, Mario Caligari, had also confirmed the strike call and explained that the stoppage of services will affect “all short and medium-distance services in the area of Federal Capital, of what is CABA, of the first and second cordon of the Province of Buenos Aires, and of the entire country”. “This is a consequence of having failed in the request that has been made to the business chambers to reopen joint ventures and a bonus that is necessary to restore wages,” said the union spokesman.
On the other hand, from the UTA they reported that the business chambers of passenger transport rejected the union’s demand with the argument that the workers “do not have sufficient means” to face it, although they did recognize “the need that we workers have.”