19 Apr 2011

Buenos Aires: Indefinite strike against new bosses

An indefinite strike by workers on an iconic bus route affected a quarter of a million passengers on Monday, union officials said. The 1,340 employees of the number 60 bus route in the Argentine capital are seeking to improve working conditions which have deteriorated since the takeover of the line by the Dota group last year, said union official Angel Peticaro. He claimed employees had been deducted holidays even when they showed up at work. "Given the refusal of management to talk, the strike was the only solution." The number 60, which crosses the South American megacity from south to north, has inspired many artists and even a TV series since it began in 1931.

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