Santiago Chile: Thousands of Passengers impacted by transportation strike

Posted on October 6, 2014 • Filed under: Chile, Conflicts, Labor Issues, Latin America Travel reported thousands of users of the public transportation were affected this morning by a stoppage of the operator of the Subus Transantiago, which saw nearly a dozen tours of the southern sector and North of Santiago. The strike, nearly half of the company’s 3,500 employees, left many people without locomotion, so you could see the whereabouts atochados for several hours. Chilevisión news could capture several vans charging $500 for approaching people to the Metro, while drivers of other routes also helped to move people. Others affected decided to walk several miles to the nearest underground train station. Meanwhile, several buses that tried to carry persons were attacked and scratched. They were nearly 1,200 machines that did not carry out his normal route, among them are the 201 h, 209, 210, 213, 230, and close-ups of the G area services. The communities that were affected by this event are La Pintana, Puente Alto, Central station, Florida and San Bernardo. This afternoon it has prepared a contingency plan, since until 14:00 hrs. There was an agreement between the unions and the company. Read Article

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