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Section 6 dump truck drivers stop work over unfair pay practices

Bacalar, Q.R. — Dump truck drivers along section 6 of the Maya Train refused to work Monday. The group of construction drivers stopped work near the community of Buenavista from where they said the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) does not pay them fairly or punctually.

More than two dozen dump truck drivers refused to work Monday morning. Instead, they opted to block access to the site around 7:00 a.m. in protest.

The disgruntled drivers said they are forced to sign payment receipts the day before they are paid. They also said that Sedena does not pay them in full, a problem that has grown over the months with workers receiving less and less of their earned pay.

For this reason, the dump truck drivers called on federal and state authorities to intervene.

“We are closing the entrance so that we are heard and our rights are respected. We want to recover what has been our part of the salary and we demand that the abuses stop,” said one of the dump truck drivers who did not want to be named.

The group said they will continue to sit and wait, refusing to work and denying access to the site until the problem is resolved.