Mazatlán waiters demand support for lack of employment by COVID


Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- Dozens of waiters that used to cater to concerts, bars, clubs, and of course restaurants, demonstrated in front of the Mazatlán City Hall this Wednesday, June 17 demanding to go back to work.

Héctor, from the events hall guild, stated that since March 8 hundreds of waiters and waitresses have been unemployed.

Among the complainants they appointed a committee to meet with the secretary of the city council José de Jesús Flores Segura to seek answers.

Workers are in uncertainty because they have no way to earn an income.

After the meeting the committee has good expectations, they asked the municipal government for financial support and aid packages.

Santiago López, a member of the delegation that negotiated with Flores Segura, reported that the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, promised support for all the waiters who are unemployed.

The municipal president Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres, admitted that there is a need in the sectors that were left without jobs and say he will support them.

In places like Paris, France, waiters are already adapting to the so-called “new normal”

Around 2,000 waiters were unemployed and have had to be employed in other areas such as gardening, construction and others.

With the so-called “new normal”, they stressed that they still do not have recommendations from the tourism secretariat to take sanitary measures when they resume their work.

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The Mazatlan Post