The machinist strike blocks part of the commuter in Madrid and Renfe recommends the use of alternative transportation

Part of the commuter network of Madrid has stopped this Tuesday before the breach of the minimum services of Renfe machinists, on strike since last Thursday for

The machinist strike blocks part of the commuter in Madrid and Renfe recommends the use of alternative transportation

Part of the commuter network of Madrid has stopped this Tuesday before the breach of the minimum services of Renfe machinists, on strike since last Thursday for the cuts that, they are reported, are taking place in the template. There is congestion in the two vicinity tunnels that join Chamartín and Atocha, has had to close the Sun Station and Renfe is recommending users using alternative means of transport, except on line C-5 (Móstoles el Soto-Atocha -Fuenlabrada-humanes).

Some of the machinists who had to cover minimum services are not being presented at their posts, which makes their trains do not leave the head and, therefore, do not let the following enter, thus causing congestion in the tunnels. Some trains have had to be in the middle of the road.

It is what has happened with those of sun and recollects, which has caused the temporary closure of the Sun Station, and it has even been evicted to the passengers. It is expected that circulation resumes at three. There are also numerous problems at Atocha and Chamartín stations, according to RENFE sources.

Renfe thunder today the fourth unemployment day of his machinists, this 24 hour. It is the Ecuador of the protests (there are still another four days of unemployment) and since last Thursday the company denounces breaches of minimum services by some workers in Catalonia, Valencia and Madrid.

Today precisely SEMAF, the convening union that represents 85% of these workers, noted that "a dialogue path has been opened, which we hope to fructify and the management is to convene the strike committee", the organ established to resolve the situation. Semaf insists that machinists forced to comply with minimum services have been presented to their posts.

First thing in the morning in Rodalies de Catalonia, today112 minimum service trains had been suppressed (with a fulfillment of 47% of these services), near Valencia, there are 20 deleted trains (56% compliance) and in Cercanías Madrid, 46 (70% compliance), according to RENFE sources.

Last week, chaos scenes were experienced and 400 trains were suspended on Thursday and as many on Friday for these breaches. They alleged that they had not been informed, something that the company denies. In fact, this weekend RENFE has sent more than 9,000 notifications through certified and Burofax cards to ensure that workers received notices. Some of those who violated services last week have already been disputed due to serious fault.

Today's strike is 24 hours and is summoned by Semaf Trade Unions and Railway Union. Its reinvidication is not salary or ask for an improvement in its working conditions. They denounce that trains have been suppressed with the Covid excuse that have not yet been recovered and that there is employment that has not been covered. They also claim the integration in the provision of services by RENFE, to avoid their possible transfer to the Generalitat.

In addition to the unemployment, there are partial summoned for Thursday (from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.), another 24 hours for Friday, coinciding with the operation of the Pilar Bridge . Monday and Tuesday, the 24-hour stoprs follow. Renfe's sources emphasize that problems are producing everything in the vicinity network, but not in high-speed and long distance trains, where 100% are being fulfilled with minimum services.

Updated Date: 08 October 2021, 15:38

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