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They still don’t stop working! Heavy Transport Guild now joins the strike

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The “dream” that the National Strike is coming to an end seems more distant every day. Although the Government has granted multiple solutions to CONAIE’s 10-point agenda, the constant road closures and paralysis of activities continue in this fifteenth day of mobilizations.

While CONAIE stressed on Monday, in response to the drop in the price of gasoline (extra, diesel and ecopaís) that it would not give in to protests, part of the transport union joined the cause.

Although the country is on the verge of collapse due to the millionaire economic losses, some groups continue with the desire not to allow economic reactivation and to block the free passage and mobility of citizens.

This Monday, June 27, the presence of the heavy transport union in the south of the capital was there. In the same way, taxis, buses, school transport and vans have concentrated in the Valle de los Chillos to move towards the Trebol sector.

In a press release, indicated on June 25, he underlines that the mobilization aims to urge the executive to reduce diesel to an additional 1.50 USD and 2.10 USD. In addition, they demand compliance with campaign offers for the transport sector.

The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie)considered this monday “insufficient” the drop of ten cents in the price of fuels already frozen, announced on Sunday by the Head of State, Guillermo Lasso.

In a message to the nation, Lasso explained that the price of Extra and Eco País gasoline, with an octane rating of 85, will increase from 2.55 to 2.45 dollars per gallon (3.7 liters), while diesel will drop from $1.90 to $1.80 per gallon.

Cost reduction was one of the main demands of the Conaiewhich began a mobilization on June 13 which was characterized by roadblocks, blockades of roads, which caused supply problems in certain sectors, and in which acts of violence were recorded, such as the fire of police units and damage to law enforcement vehicles, among others.

The manager did not mention the price of Super 92 octane gasoline, the only one that has a liberalized price and currently costs around $4.80 a gallon.

Conaie considers Lasso’s announcement to be “insufficient, without guarantee and which does not sympathize with the situation of poverty faced by millions of families”.

“This decision is not enough, it is insensitive,” he reiterated in a statement in which he noted that, however, the announcement shows that “the struggle” of the indigenous movement and other social sectors “bearing fruit”.


Source metroecuador.com

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