The Maldonado Lifeguards Association agreed to resume their service this Wednesday with 80% of the lifeguards after having paralyzed their activities on Sunday and Monday after a storm destroyed several sentry boxes on the department’s beaches.
The sector decided to return to activity after a tripartite meeting held at the Ministry of Labor (MTSS), between the lifeguards, authorities of the Municipality of Maldonado, and the Association of Municipal Employees and Workers (Adem).
There it was defined that the brigade resume 80% service this Wednesday in the areas of Brava 1, Brava 2, Zona Mansa and Piriápolis, reported the Administration in a statement.
What’s more, it was agreed that the destroyed sentry boxes should be replaced within 72 hours, and form a composite monitoring committee by members of the three organizations participating in the meeting, to carry out weekly inspections in the different locations.
The decision to stop the activities generated a cross between the lifeguards and the mayor of Maldonado, Enrique Antía. The hierarch had said, after the measure, that the brigade “it made a tremendous mistake” by stopping its activities for the destruction of the sentry boxes because it is not the responsibility of the Municipality when a “squall” destroys them.