Peru: Transport workers to lift strike after agreement with Government

Photo: MTC

Photo: MTC

11:42 | Lima, Mar. 20.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) on Saturday morning said that transport workers' unions have signed a letter of agreement with the Government in order to lift their drastic measure that has blocked various roads throughout the country.

In a statement, the MTC reported that the sector reiterates its commitment to serving the interests of the population and institutions across the country, prioritizing respect, constructive dialogue, and consensus at all times.

"We welcome the decision of transport workers' unions who have prioritized the interests of Peruvians in benefit of the country by signing a letter of agreements with the Government and lifting their drastic measure that will allow free movement on roads," the statement reads.

As part of the agreements signed by both parties, it was established that diesel will be included in the fuel price stabilization fund.

"This measure will benefit many economic activities, mainly Peruvian families, by having a positive direct impact on their economy," the document states.

The representatives of transport workers' unions who signed the agreement are: Peru's National Guild of Transport Workers and Drivers (GNTC Peru) President Rolando Gomero and its Vice-President Ivan Valencia.

Other signatories included the head of the National Association of Land Freight Transportation (Anatec) Bruno Aberasturi, Transport and Logistics Guild (GTL) President Geovanni Diez, as well as the representatives of UNT Callao Jorge Souza, Luis Vega, Henry Montero, and Willy Chanduvi.

Ministers Eduardo Gonzalez (Transport), Waldo Mendoza (Economy and Finance), Jaime Galvez (Energy and Mines), and Jose Elice (Interior) signed the document on behalf of the Government.

Last Monday, freight carriers launched a national strike to protest a hike in the price of fuels, a drastic measure that resulted in the closure of roads, which disrupted the movement of people and oxygen cylinders, as well as ambulances.


Publicado: 20/3/2021