Bus strike in São Paulo announced for Wednesday (29) »Diário do Transporte

The decision was made at a meeting of drivers and collectors

ADAMO BAZANI

Paulistano is due to face difficulties this Wednesday, June 29, 2022, with another day of the bus strike.

This Tuesday afternoon (28), at an assembly promoted by Sindmotoristas, the workers decided to continue the strike that was interrupted on June 14, 2022.

The new suspension comes in a context where the city hall is deciding whether there will be further increases in subsidies for bus operators or even an increase in ticket prices, which Mayor Ricardo Nunes is trying to avoid.

Between January and mid-June 2022 alone, the amount paid to reimburse transport costs in the São Paulo capital reached R $ 2.37 billion, or 27% more than in the first half of 2021, when the city contributed R $ 1.86 billion. . It is estimated that, unless there is an increase in tariffs or some foreign aid like the one stuck in Congress for the cost of tips for those aged 65 and over with Union funds, subsidies will reach R $ 4.5 billion in 2022.

Paid lunch break (today companies do not pay the appointment) and payment of PLR (Profit Sharing) are reasons to continue the strike.

as shown Transport logOn June 14, 2022, a partial strike of buses took place for 15 hours, in which the so-called “Traditional enterprises” (structural and regional articulation subsystems), which culminated in 12.47% by adjusting the salaries and meals of bus ticket drivers and collectors in the city of São Paulo as early as retroactively until May 2022.

According to SPUrbanuss, a union representing vehicles in the city of São Paulo operating in these two subsystems that bring together the largest buses, the salary increase alone should represent an increase of R $ 42 million per month in municipal transport management costs in the São Paulo capital. .

Remember:

https://diariodotransporte.com.br/2022/06/15/reajuste-a-motoristas-e-cobradores-vai-custar-r-42-milhoes-por-mes-e-prefeitura-de-sp-estuda- multi-subsidy-or-tariff increase /

In a note, SPUrbanuss, a union of companies, says it regrets the decision and expects the minimum fleet of 80% to be respected during peak hours.

SPUrbanuss – The Union of Collective Urban Transport Companies of São Paulo further regrets this stoppage of bus drivers and collectors, with dire consequences for the mobility of the population.

The entity hopes that professionals in the public transport sector will not penalize passengers, in line with the Court’s decision, adopted in a suspension on June 14, to put 80% of the vehicle fleet into operation during rush hour.

ROUND AND BUS BANDS:

The City of São Paulo, through the Municipal Department of Mobility and Transport (SMT) and the Transport Engineering Company (CET), informed via a note this Tuesday afternoon, June 28, 2022, that if there is a strike by bus drivers and collectors actually is being implemented, the rotation of utility vehicles is suspended this Wednesday, 29.

Cars with end plates 5 and 6 will be able to drive through the extended center at any time.

as shown Transport login the afternoon of this Tuesday (28), at an assembly promoted by Sindmotoristas, the workers decided to continue the strike which had been interrupted on 14 June 2022.

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Greve de ônibus em São Paulo é anunciada para esta quarta (29)

Exclusive lanes and bus lanes will be free for passenger cars during the strike. CET’s traffic engineering will maintain constant surveillance of city streets and avenues, to maintain road flow.

According to the prefecture, the rotation of tables for heavy vehicles (trucks) and other restrictions will continue to apply: Maximum Restriction Zone for Trucks (ZMRC) and Maximum Restriction Zone for Chartering (ZMRF). The blue zone will also function normally.

EMTU BUS, TRAIN AND METRO:

The City Transport Secretariat announced in the early evening hours of this Tuesday, June 28, 2022, that in order to serve the citizens of the city of São Paulo in the event of a city bus driver strike, it will bring out the maximum supply of trains in traffic and extend peak hours.

According to the ministry, Metro, CPTM, ViaQuatro and ViaMobilidade will have spare trains in operational conditions on all lines to meet demand.

EMTU can provide support to SPTrans through the PAESE system if requested.

REQUEST FOR INCREASE:

SPTrans (São Paulo Transporte), which operates the municipal lines of the capital São Paulo, announced early this Tuesday, June 28, 2022, that it would seek an increase in the fine imposed by the TRT (Regional Labor Court) against Sinddrivers for non-compliance with the minimum fleet which was determined by Justice during a bus strike in São Paulo which the union entity announced would take place this Wednesday (29).

SPTrans reported that on May 31, it was banned by a labor court, which ordered the maintenance of 80% of the fleet working at peak times and 60% at other times, under a daily fine of R $ 50,000. The ban remains in force, according to the traffic management body.

SPTrans also says that “regrets the inappropriate declaration of the Drivers’ Union strike, even before the merits judgment of the Regional Labor Court ”.

The agency also promised to monitor the fleet from the first minute in the morning to inform passengers in São Paulo about the current situation through official channels.

“SPTrans continues to monitor the negotiations between businessmen and workers and expects a short solution between the parties, so that the population of São Paulo would not be punished.”

BUS COMPANIES IN SÃO PAUL HAVE NO LOSSES, SAYS TRADE UNION:

The workers’ union states that bus companies in São Paulo have no losses due to the formula in the vehicle contracts with the city hall.

Until the transport model envisaged by the tender signed by the contractors in September 2019 is fully implemented, a kind of transition factor is applied.

This factor serves to balance the fee according to the fluctuation of the number of transported passengers and the fleet.

So if the number of passengers falls, as generally happened during a pandemic (even with capacity at peak times), this factor is greater than 1 and compensates for that drop in demand.

In practice, this model prevents bus companies from incurring losses.

See the formula here:

Empresas de ônibus não são mais remuneradas somente por passageiros transportados, diz SPTrans

LUNCH TIME IS FOR ENTREPRENEURS:

Cessation of the unpaid hour for lunch is another demand of the workers.

According to the union, because lunch is not paid for, drivers do not earn about R $ 700 a month and collectors about R $ 500 a month.

Sindmotoristas claims that this money, in practice, ends up in the cash register of the vehicle and that workers can never stop for even an hour in the middle of the day.

This is because there are factors that hinder compliance with this schedule, such as traffic that can delay arrival at the end of the line or even lack of space at terminals to stop drivers and collectors for food.

In some places, drivers have to go around until they find a stopping place, especially larger vehicles, such as articulated and double-articulated buses, whose length varies between 18 meters and 28.2 meters.

Companies, on the other hand, say they fear that not taking a lunch break could result in labor lawsuits.

CITY WANTS TO AVOID RATE INCREASE:

In the note for Transport login the past week, when asked about a possible increase in the price of a bus ticket in São Paulo, the city government has announced that the intention of the Ricardo Nunes administration is to keep the value of R $ 4.40 this year.

Mayor Ricardo Nunes remains personally committed to finding a solution to avoid adjusting the price of the bus ticket, which harms the population and also puts pressure on inflation rates, despite rising system costs. The municipal leadership decided not to adjust the tariff from the beginning of 2020, before the pandemic, and to absorb the increase in system costs, such as diesel, maintaining the vehicle fleet above demand and tips. The aim is not to punish the most vulnerable population who depend on buses to work, study and perform daily activities, while contributing to not putting further pressure on the inflation rate.

TRAVEL TALKS ON INCREASING COSTS WITH LAWSUITS ANSWERS:

According to SPUrbanuss, a union representing vehicles in the city of São Paulo operating in these two subsystems that bring together the largest buses, the salary increase alone should represent an increase of R $ 42 million per month in municipal transport management costs in the São Paulo capital. .

Remember:

https://diariodotransporte.com.br/2022/06/15/reajuste-a-motoristas-e-cobradores-vai-custar-r-42-milhoes-por-mes-e-prefeitura-de-sp-estuda- multi-subsidy-or-tariff increase /

Adamo Bazani, a journalist specializing in transportation

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