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Transport strike in Puerto Plata not supported

Transport workers in Puerto Plata (both truck and public transport drivers) began a strike yesterday, Monday 5 March, 2018, demanding the government finish repairs on the Navarrete- Puerto Plata road.

The announcement of the strike was made by the Federation of Transport Drivers, stating the strike will last from 6am on Monday to 6am on the following Wednesday.

Union president, Cipriano Francisco Tavárez, said that they were tired of asking the Ministry of Public Works to speed up the project and warned there would be no transport of goods or passengers during the strike.

He said they were also demanding the completion of the Imbert-Luperon road, Imbert-Guananico and Imbert-Puerto Plata.

But the strike 48 hour strike that would have started at 6am on 5 March 2018, was called off two hours later, by 8am. It did not receive the expected support and transport was resumed on the roads.

Source: DR1, Puertoplatahabla

March 6, 2018

Category: DR News |

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