In this sad day for the workers, the Union Association of Workers of the Subway and Premetro highlights the responsibility of the Subways of Buenos Aires Society of the State and Metrovías for the death of a colleague by electrocution in the Workshop at the Colony of the Line H. For this reason, the subway shut down for 24 hours.
In recent years, the subway took the lives of six companions, four of them by electrocution. Throughout this year the AGTSyP, along with professionals of the hygiene and labour health, prepared a protocol for workplace safety based on the Protocol of the General Procedure in electrical matters, was presented to the company and to SBASE several months ago without any response to its discussion and application. Yesterday there was a hearing between the employer and union for this same issue and no progress was made due to the refusal of Metrovías. Early this morning, a companion die for a serious security flaw.
The AGTSyP want in the first place, to bring the condolences to the family and friends of the partner. In the second place, it requires SBASE and Metrovías to stop ignoring the security terms and sit down to discuss immediate security protocols and hygiene. The workers of the subway should carry out their tasks in an environment suitable and insurance, not out of fear of facing death every day.
THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT UNION ASSOCIATION OF SUBWAY WORKERS AND PREMETRO
Enrique O. Rositto – Sec. Press and Communication – AGTSyP
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