National strike of transporters to demand security – El Sol de México

The Mexican Alliance of Transporters Organization (AMOTAC) announced a new national strike he Thursday February 15 to demand more safety on the country’s roads.

The mobilizations are scheduled to begin at 8:00 in the morning on different roads in the country.

David Estévez Gamboa, national president of the National Association of Transporters (ANTAC), said that the strike could be indefinite.

“If we see another death again, we will abandon the dialogue tables and go on an indefinite national strike,” he said in response to the violent events that trailer operators have been victims of on different highways in the country.

He announced that after the demonstration they held on February 5, three murders have been recorded nationwide in their union.

“Unfortunately, insecurity has remained in the country. The problem here is that before the mobilization we did, there was not much information, not much was made public, after that mobilization we have three murders throughout the country,” Estévez highlighted. Gamboa.

This transport organization carried out the past February 5th a demonstration a few meters from the kilometer 20 roundabout, with the cry “Stop the Violence”.

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Last Friday, an attack on a fifth-wheel operator was recorded on the roads of this state, in the stretch of Montezumawhich keeps him hospitalized and his condition is serious.

“An indefinite national strike is what we are going to do, we made that decision,” he emphasized. “I want to mention that our mobilization that we did the past few days still had a boycott,” he said.

He was reiterative in highlighting that if these violent and bloody events continue to happen, they will leave the negotiating table and take action.

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“We need at least to protect the relatives of those who have been victims of these criminal eventualities, we are proposing insurance from the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation for hospital expenses and a trust fund and for colleagues who have the misfortune of losing their lives at the hands of crime,” he highlighted.

Note published in The Herald of Juárez

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