Workers of the company ICA Flour who are in charge of the construction of the Dos Bocas refinery in Paraíso, Tabasco, began a work stoppage on Tuesday.
Employees stopped working to demand better conditions such as greater safety, protective equipment and benefits; denounce low wages, lack of overtime pay and medical service.
According to the newspaper Reforma, hundreds of workers in orange clothing left the work around 9 a.m., but not before shouting, throwing stones at the machinery and demanding the intervention of federal authorities to meet their demands.
Elements of the Secretariat of the Navy, in coordination with the State Police, maintain surveillance inside the work to avoid clashes between union leaders and the dissenters.
#Entérate | For lack of pay in overtime and running them if they do not stay, are some of the disagreements for which workers of the company ICA Flour, the refinery #DosBocas are unemployed this morning
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El Heraldo de Tabasco reports that after almost six hours of demonstration, a delegation held a meeting, where they presented their demands for improvements to working conditions, to which the Pemex administrators initiated their proposals, but these did not meet the expectations of the working base.
Faced with this, thousands of employees gathered outside the place where the meeting was held, waiting for the result to be favorable for them.
Between crackpots and boos, the representatives of Pemex left the headquarters crossing the demonstration held by the workers.
So far, neither the federal government nor the ICA company have commented on the strike.
Last February, ICA Flour workers had already carried out a strike due to the same situation.
The workers, mostly masons, carpenters and electricians, demanded that the company pay them fair wages with overtime and incentives, and that they be provided with protective equipment to prevent COVID-19 infections.
With information from Reforma and the Heraldo de Tabasco
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