Subte Workers Go on Strike Tonight to Protest Presence of Asbestos in B Line Cars

Union leaders announced this morning that the Association of Unions for Subte and Premetro Workers (AGTSyP) will be striking this evening at 8 PM to protest the presence of asbestos – a known carcinogen – on B Line cars. Which means no subway service tonight.

Union officials told, a news site focused on Buenos Aires’ metro system, that their goal is to have “society understand the dimensions of this problem that affect users and workers.”

The use, sale, and import of asbestos in Argentina has been prohibited since 2001 by two different resolutions from the Ministry of Health. Last week, city legislator Mariano Recalde of the Kirchnerite Unión Ciudadana party, requested a report on the presence of asbestos on the…

Original published: 2018-03-13 16:17:22 Read the full Buenos Aires News here

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