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Unionized dump truck drivers finalized agreement to work on Tulum International Airport

Tulum, Q.R. — An agreement has been reached between Volqueteros de Tulum and the Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (Sedena). The Tulum group of dump truck drivers met with Sedena and hashed out a financial deal that will see them working on the upcoming Tulum airport.

Both sides met over the weekend and discussed rates as well as eliminating hiring out-of-state companies.

Alfredo Solís Durán, representative of the José Quian Chan Union of Tulum, explained that the two groups recently met and were able to come to agreements on working on the upcoming Tulum International Airport.

According to Durán, the agreements made will benefit the municipality’s five local dump truck unions.

“We reached an agreement about rates more than anything and also that they do not hire other trucks. Everything is being done through the unions, the five unions from Tulum. They are going to pay us what was agreed without any problem,” he said.

He said they have been working with Sedena for several weeks after, in January, the local unions learned there were out-of-state dump trucks hired to do the work. He said the trucks were verified hauling heavy loads of material along the Tulum-Felipe Carrillo Puerto federal highway, which resulted in a highway protest.

Durán added that they intend to continue talks with Sedena, but this time, to work on the Playa del Carmen to Tulum section of Maya Train.