President Andrés Manuel López Obrador warned that none of the 500 pipes that the federal government will buy to meet the demand for fuel in the country will be assigned to the oil union and will be operated by the address of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).
He explained that, in a “B” plan, they will be in charge of the Army.
He affirmed that all those responsible for huachicoleo and corruption will be investigated, but without making “show, scandal or sensationalism”.
He stressed that despite the problem of shortage of gasoline, derived from the strategy to combat fuel theft, increased sales of Pemex.
Purchase of new fuel trucks would unleash internal conflict
The acquisition of 500 fuel trucks by Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) could generate the first serious clash of the company with the Petroleum Syndicate.
Although statutorily, at least in the Collective Labor Agreement (CCT), there is no obligation that the units are necessarily driven by unionized workers, clauses 4 and 5 of this document oblige the company to use unionized for these and all the work required by the company.
Both clauses indicate that in order to cover the definitive new jobs, permanent vacancies and those that the company requires, “the representatives of the employer in each work center will request in writing to the union the necessary personnel”. That is, those who enter or move from their jobs will always be at “proposal of the union”.
“It is a provision in which the directors of the company and the oil union have always agreed, to such a degree that the union leadership demands at what moment the fleet has to be renewed for the safety of drivers and assistants, as happened in 2007. “, pointed out sources from Petróleos Mexicanos.
Currently, Pemex has its own fleet of fuel trucks amounting to one thousand 485 that move approximately a volume of 294 million barrels per day of specialized products (refined, supplies, gases and combustion), 365 days a year, on routes whose route by highways and avenues is 50 kilometers maximum. The units are owned by Pemex and its operation “has been given exclusively” to workers unionized to the Union of Petroleum Workers of the Mexican Republic (STPRM).
Each pipe is operated by a driver and one or two assistants, depending on the route, which means that the number of unionized workers engaged in the transportation of fuels through the use of self-tankers, ranges from 2 thousand 970 to 4 thousand 455 employees.
The sources consulted – who asked not to be cited to avoid labor conflicts – explained that the purchase of 500 pipes of 30 thousand liters or thousand of 60 thousand liters of capacity each, “will open a dispute, because the union will want to continue proposing who will be the operators and assistants, will want to continue having control of one of the most sensitive business units, as can be seen in recent days with the problem of supply.
“Leaving in the hands of the union the control of a vehicular park of between 2 thousand or 3 thousand fuel trucks that have the slogan of satisfying the demand of fuels to the service stations in a safe and timely manner, is not advisable, because any union demand can derive in the suspension of this nodal activity for the country, “they added.
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