Trenes Argentinos to incur $200 million losses due to service disruption

Trenes Argentinos Faces $200 Million Loss During CGT Strike, Despite Efforts to Accommodate Increased Demand

The national strike on May 9 organized by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) is expected to cost Trenes Argentinos $200 million, according to the Secretary of Transportation. The strike, led by some unions in the railway sector, is affecting about 1 million people who rely on metropolitan, regional, and long-distance train services. In total, at least 6.6 million users are left without public transport on this day, with nearly 5 million passengers in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA) unable to travel.

Outside the AMBA, there are 1.5 million people in 60 localities across the country who use the SUBE card system for transport and will be unable to travel due to the strike. The Secretary stated that there are more than 2,300 bus units on the streets, which is almost 40% of a normal day. Efforts are being made to add more buses to the system to accommodate the increased demand.

In Buenos Aires, the subway system is also not operating due to metro delegates joining the strike. This decision impacts all subway lines and the Premetro, resulting in 900,000 fewer trips. However, despite these challenges, efforts are being made by various stakeholders in transportation services continue operating effectively during labor disputes.

The National Government has decided to deduct the entire day of subsidy from companies that are not providing services during the strike as part of a new strategy to stop subsidizing strikes in the sector. In addition, measures are being put in place by various stakeholders such as government agencies and private companies working together to promote effective transportation services during labor disputes while protecting workers’ rights.

The Ministry of Transportation emphasized that everyone should have an opportunity to work without fear or harassment and that this approach would protect workers and ensure that services continue running smoothly for all citizens who depend on them.

In conclusion, while strikes can cause significant disruptions in transportation services across many countries around the world, it’s important for governments and stakeholders alike take steps towards finding a solution that balances workers’ rights with ensuring efficient service delivery for all citizens who rely on public transportation systems.

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