UPDATE: Negotiations have failed and subway workers are going ahead with the strike. Bummer.
After holding a live press conference, the Subte workers have announced a rotating strike tomorrow to express their disagreement with the Labor Ministry’s decision to call off a meeting they were supposed to have to discuss the legal entity of their union.
Every subway line will be going on strike for three hours on Tuesday, which means that it could create unexpected surprises for late Christmas shoppers. So if you’re one of those, here’s the schedule for tomorrow’s rotating strike.
B LINE: 5 AM to 8 AM
H LINE: 8 AM to 11 AM
C LINE: 11 AM to 2 PM
D LINE: 2 PM to 5 PM
E LINE: 5 PM to 8 PM
A LINE: 8 PM to 11 PM
Or, as this infographic shows:
The leaders of the Subte workers, known in Spanish as metrodelegados, have run out of patience and stated that, while they “feel sorry” for commuters, they have “no choice” but to go on strike.
The metrodelegados want their union, the AGTSyP (Asociación Gremial de Trabajadores de Subte y Premetro) to be legally recognized, since right now they belong to the UTA transportation workers union. The UTA has been appealing their requests for quite some time now, and the Subte workers seem to have had enough.