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Unionized dump truck workers protest outside hiring for Tulum section of Maya Train

Tulum, Q.R. — Several dozen dump trucks lined a Tulum highway Wednesday in protest of the hiring of outside workers. The group from Quintana Roo parked along the shoulder of the highway, dissatisfied that other dump truck companies from outside the state have been hired for Maya Train work.

The trucks began to line the highway south of Tulum around 5:00 p.m.. They were blocking access to the Maya Train work road of section 6, preventing two loaded trucks from being able to enter the site.

The protest by the Untrac truck drivers lasted around two hours. According to Alfredo Solis, a Untrac representative, they left once an agreement was reached with the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), who is in charge of the Maya Train construction.

Solis said that they allowed the trucks to unload inside the Maya Train site, but are expecting them to leave the state and allow the local drivers to work. Untrac has the collective contract for this part of section 6 of the Maya Train between Tulum and Muyil. It is not clear why truck drivers from other states were brought in.