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Unionized CAPA workers receive work gear after protest

Chetumal, Q.R. — After a protest and a day long work stoppage in September, unionized CAPA workers received their equipment. On Tuesday, field workers of the Drinking Water and Sewage Commission (CAPA) were given the requested uniforms and safety gear they said was necessary to work in the field.

CAPA General Director, Alberto Covarrubias Cortés, made the delivery of equipment and protective clothing for use by the staff who carry out operational tasks around the state.

Covarrubias Cortés highlighted that it is a priority to make the necessary efforts to comply in a timely manner with the delivery of tools that guarantee protection, safety and the correct performance of their daily tasks.

In compliance with Article 54, tenth section of the General Working Conditions Regulation, packages of protective clothing will be delivered that will benefit a total of 984 operational workers of the organizations in Othón P. Blanco, Bacalar, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Lázaro Cárdenas, José María Morelos, Tulum and Cozumel.

The garments will protect face, hearing, respiratory, feet and legs, hands and arms and included protective clothing such as masks, earplugs, earmuffs, boots, special gloves, girdles, raincoats, vests, among others.

In September, unionized CAPA employees in Chetumal temporarily stopped work in protest of failed salary increases and safety equipment for all areas of CAPA technicians as well as proper uniforms for field personnel.