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Chetumal dump truck drivers block ‘pirate’ out-of-state units

Chetumal, Q.R. — A group of local dump truck drivers blocked the passage of out-of-state workers outside Chetumal. The group from Caja Roja Volqueteros Union blocked the road to prevent the “pirate” trucks from working on the Maya Train project.

Antonio González Notario, the Union’s General Secretary said “We were working here, however, the company that is in charge has shut down talks with us and has preferred to bring in units from another company.”

He says they have found three more units that are similar in color to theirs, but do not belong to their union. The trucks are also without their local logo and are circulating with out-of-state plates. To date, they have located more than 40 “pirate” dump trucks this year working that section of the Maya Train project.

He says they will fight back against being displaced and being deprived of work, adding that their union has more than enough units to provide the service.

Maya Train work is being done in Chetumal’s old Expofer grounds. The old ground are being converted into a maintenance station that will be used for southern Maya Train railway construction.