The cargo transporters guild that was on strike in Peru and blocked several roads in the country decided to put an end to the protest after reaching an agreement with the Government.
This was reported by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM) on Sunday, Fresh Plaza informed.
Cesar Villanueva, president of the Council of Ministers, announced on a press release that “the agreement that ended the six-day strike was achieved on Saturday night”, Fresh Plaza said.
Transporters had been asking for a decrease in fuel prices and of some tolls, and it occurred in a more intense manner in the regions of Arequipa, Ancash, Piura and Lambayeque.
“The agreement achieved by the union leaders and representatives of the Government consists of a reduction of 0.59 soles (about 0.17 dollars) per gallon of diesel in plant, by the state company Petroperu”, the aforementioned website wrote.
In addition, the Yauca toll, located in Arequipa, will be suspended for five months until 70% of the road is restored.
“Furthermore, the educational period of the obligation to have a GPS will be extended, so the Ministry of Transport and Communications will notify the carriers that have incurred in a fault without establishing a financial penalty, and they will hold meetings to arrange the implementation of an electronic speed control system”, Fresh Plaza explained.
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