The city hall of São Paulo announced, at the end of the afternoon of this Tuesday, the end of the bus strike in the capital, but until the end of the day the inhabitants continued to encounter difficulties in returning home.
At the Barra Funda terminal, one of the biggest in the city, the queues were huge, with human resources assistant Cristina do Nascimento still waiting for the bus. To get to work in the morning, she paid R$80.00 for transport per app.
Reinaldo, who is a concierge, was also waiting for the buses to return.
The return of the buses was gradual, until 6:00 p.m. of the 15 companies with paralyzed operations, six had started to circulate again, according to the prefecture.
Tuesday’s shutdown removed virtually all buses from the main roads in the capital of São Paulo.
But at the beginning of the afternoon, the union which represents the drivers and the collectors reached an agreement with the entrepreneurs of the sector, who accepted the request for readjustment of the salary of the category of 12.47%, with a retroactive payment. linked to May and not to October, as had been the case. been proposed previously.
But the deal only came about after the town hall signaled it would increase the transfer of public resources to subsidize business operations. We asked the town hall about the amount that will be paid to the companies, but there was no response until the closing.
The drivers’ and collectors’ strike began at midnight on Tuesday and affected the entire regional interconnection system which is provided by the major bus companies. In total, 713 lines see their services paralyzed. Only the local public transport system, consisting of small vehicles, linked to the cooperatives continued to operate.
The result was a spike in congestion. According to CET monitoring, at 10 a.m. the number of congested roads was on average three times higher than the average for the time. About 18% of the monitored roads recorded traffic jams, while the average for the time is generally between 4% and 8%.
According to the town hall, the union did not respect the industrial tribunal injunction which determined the maintenance of 80% of the fleet operating at peak hours and 60% at other times and 2.7 million passengers were concerned. The prefecture has promised to apply the fine of R$50,000, established by the courts in the event of non-compliance with the injunction.
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