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Puerto Aventuras workers protest for lack of salary, improved working conditions

Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — A group of more than 30 workers from the Puerto Aventuras Colonos Association began a work stoppage due to non-compliance with salary improvement. The demonstration began after a six percent wage increase was not honored from last year, with workers only receiving a three percent increase this year.

Association employees are also asking for new uniforms and better working conditions, but say lack of dialog with the company has been an ongoing issue. Union representatives from the Confederación Revolucionaria de Obreros y Campesinos (CROC) arrived to intervene.

Rosario Gamas López, speaking on behalf of the employees, explained that the employer’s party violates the collective bargaining agreement, does not respect the working conditions and imposes wages at their will.

“For the second day in a row we have been here since 6:00 in the morning and we have not had a response from the Colonos Association. We will remain here until we have an answer,” Gamas López said.

The workers demonstrated outside the main entrance of the private side of Puerto Aventuras for two days demanding that Article 399 bis of the Federal Labor Law be respected for the revision of the collective bargaining agreement.

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