Labor Directorate inspects conditions in which salaried drivers work

Labor Directorate inspects conditions in which salaried drivers work

May 15, 2024, 4:00 AM

May 15, 2024, 4:00 AM

After the mixed and organized drivers of Cochabamba began a blockade at the entrance to the bus terminal of that city, and their peers from La Paz and Santa Cruz warned of repeating the measure on a national scale, The Departmental Directorate of Labor in Santa Cruz carried out an inspection of several companies.

Yesterday the Officials visited several offices and checked drivers’ rest spaces, both inside and outside the Bimodal Terminal. The work was done with the supervision of the social control of the Departmental Federation of Mixed Salaried Drivers of Santa Cruz, which brings together drivers of buses, tankers, taxis and urban buses.

For the moment, the route was made only at the bus offices interdepartmental, but the complaints about poor working conditions also extend to the bus lines within the capital of Santa Cruz, and to the owners of tank trucks and taxis.

Among the main demands, the executive of that organization, Luis Flores Vidal, regretted that salaries do not even reach the national minimuml, overexploitation with days of up to 19 hours of work, and the lack of contributions for retirement and health insurance.

As part of the social control, even people who have suffered the amputation of members of their body due to traffic accidents, and who are now unemployed, and without a pension, participated.

Drivers have been demanding better conditions for years.
Germán Padilla, leader of bus line 15 and the Federation, with José Luis Salazar, a driver who lost his arm and almost died in an accident

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