São Paulo bus drivers and conductors announced a 24-hour strike starting at midnight (0:00) this Wednesday (29). The decision was taken unanimously by the workers, in assemblies held this Tuesday afternoon (28) by the Union of Drivers and Workers in Urban Road Transport of São Paulo (Sindmotoristas).
According to the union, the strike should last 24 hours. A new assembly was scheduled for 4 pm on Wednesday, at the union’s headquarters, for workers to deliberate on the continuity of the movement.
“Two months have passed since our negotiations and the bosses have shown themselves to be intransigent, asking for deadlines, patience and putting off decisions. The category is tired of this bullshit”, said the acting president of Sindmotoristas, Valmir Santana da Paz (Sorriso), according to the entity website.
The workers have been on a salary campaign for about two months. The first stoppage took place on June 14th and ended after signing an agreement between Sindmotoristas and the companies that provides for a 12.47% readjustment retroactive to the base date (May 1) in salaries and meal vouchers.
A period of five working days was also agreed at the time for companies and public authorities to submit a proposal for the other items claimed by the category. Workers also demand paid lunch time, profit sharing (profit sharing), adjustment of nomenclatures and career plans in the maintenance sector, among others.
Editing: Rodrigo Durao Coelho