Transport strike called off

The conflict in the transport sector road Spaniard appeared cystic and without many signs of solution. However, after midnight, the workers agreed to call off the strike assembly after reaching an agreement with the employers of travelers. Astra, Car and Asvipyment pledged in writing Sasec to implement the wage increase in the CPI, 2%, plus two points (up to 4%) in the April payroll and payable, at the same time, the accumulated arrears. Also recognized as demanded power, the collective agreement signed by Asetra in 2007, although it does not accept the agreement, claimed from the outset of the strike desconvocatoria to sit down and negotiate claiming it is the only competent to do .

During the second day of an indefinite strike that began on Wednesday, workers in both unions and employers Asetra remained firm in its stance. While the goods sector, where 3,800 of its 5,300 workers are autonomous and not subject to negotiation of the agreement that created the conflict, managed to maintain their activity by almost 100%, the passenger transport companies, Astra, Car and Asvipyment , reintroduced the failure to meet minimum service, 25% of the trunk lines laid down by the Directorate-General for Transport. "The few cars that manage to complete their routes do through the police escort set by the Delegation of the Government", reported the director of Car, Arantza Fernández.

The economic damages resulting from loss of work, join the picket materials originated companies and yesterday amounted to 30,000 euros, according to calculations by the three employers, who demanded the intervention of the regional government to end to strike.

ALSA, the leading passenger transport by road, barely managed to cover 10% of its trunk lines and half of which are destined for other regions. Meanwhile, Oviedo continued for the second consecutive day without public transport. Eleven of the fourteen City Transport buses Asturias (TUA), allocated to meet the minimum service, suffered early in the morning, breaking its moons by the act of picketing and, although the drivers of these vehicles were protected of the security forces, decided to retire. Oviedo and Langreo were yesterday Asturian only that did not work in urban buses, according to the Government Delegation. In the rest of the region and according to some sources, the incidence of unemployment in the sub-travelers was nearly 30%.

School transport. Improvement was noted, especially in the bus. The number of routes affected by the strike was halved compared to the figures on Wednesday. Specifically, according to data provided by the Ministry of Education, the strike affected 32% of school routes and 4,900 students from across the region. In addition to acts of sabotage were TUA drivers, a bus driving between St. Claude and Trubia suffered breakage of plate and wheel puncture. Also another that was circulating in Gijón.

The Minister for the Environment, Planning and Infrastructure of the Principality, Francisco González Buendía, says that "what worries" the regional government is the influence of the transit strike of school bus services, as it is "where problems. "

Therefore, it Explanations That Have Been put in place "all means" together with Government Office for "not Preventing the Development of minimum services AGREED That Are." For ITS part, the Consumers Union yesterday Called 'wild' strike in the transport of Passengers and goods, Which it considers a "totally irresponsible" and Demand Their "immediate desconvocatoria."

Despite warnings from the central to the entry and exit of goods to major factories Asturian should fall gradually, yesterday, the activity was not altered.

The second day of strike again left many scenes of desperation and anguish at stations and bus stops in the region. "We thought we had called off the strike," says one of the Alsa users affected. Apart from the effect it is having a strike among the thousands of Asturias every day use the bus service to move through the region, the strike also left literally "trapped" a group of retired Leon had come to spend two Asturias days aboard a bus Imserso. "We have no way out of here," says one of those affected.