The vote of the associations linked to the Platform in Defense of Transport was 41% in favor of the strike and 45% against
The carriers will not carry out the announced stoppages for the time being. The result of the vote held this Sunday by the associations linked to the Platform for the Defense of the Transport Sector -which was the one that urged the mobilizations last March- was 41% in favor of the strike compared to 45% in against, in addition to 14% abstentions. Therefore, the carriers choose the path of negotiation with the Government before paralyzing the transport of goods again, as happened three months ago.
In this way, they decide to wait for what the Government proposes so that the law that prohibits them from working at a loss, the great problem of the sector, is applied, sources from the platform assure. “Due to a very tight result, the carriers decide not to reactivate the strike at this time and enter into the negotiation of the development of the law, with the Platform participating in it as a fundamental part and representative of the grassroots sector,” they explain in a statement.
A negotiation with the Government that they secured before the vote, when -they affirm- they received a call from a spokesman for the Ministry of Transport summoning them to an urgent meeting to deliver the draft of the Law that prohibits the hiring of losses in transport. And its commitment is that before July 31 the final text is prepared after having negotiated with the representatives of the Platform and its legal processing begins.
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