Culiacan bus drivers ask for a fixed salary rather than being paid by commission

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The men behind the wheel do not agree that they are sanctioned for not respecting the quota in the busses when the culprits are the bosses who keep 50 percent of the units unemployed.

Culiacán, Sinaloa.- After users of urban transport or in Culiacán denounced to the news program Línea Directa that the trucks fill them like “sardines” by drivers, and that the director of Roads, Miguel Loaiza, announced that sanctions will be applied for an amount of 962 pesos, and if they re-offend, their badge will be withdrawn and they will be removed from the unit, the leader of the drivers, Flavio Rolando Ibarra, showed his total disagreement and proposed in exchange that the dealers grant a fixed salary to end this trouble.

He complained that all the time the “ugly duckling” is the driver when the Government knows that only less than 50 percent of the trucks that cover more than 60 routes in the Sinaloa capital are circulating, but people want the service without caring the infections of COVID-19.


The general secretary of the Union of Urban Transport Drivers of Culiacán, Flavio Rolando Ibarra Hernández, maintained that there are many neighborhoods that do not have enough trucks to meet the demand for passengers at peak hours, that is, when entering work, leaving to eat and at the end of the working day, but the rest of the day they circulate empty.

He complained that all the time the “ugly duckling” is the driver, when the Government knows that only less than 50 percent of the busses that cover more than 60 routes in the Sinaloa capital are circulating, but people want the service without caring the infections of COVID-19.

The general secretary of the Union of Urban Transport Drivers of Culiacán, Flavio Rolando Ibarra Hernández, maintained that there are many neighborhoods that do not have enough trucks to meet the demand for passengers at peak hours, that is, when entering work, leaving to eat and at the end of the working day, but the rest of the day they circulate empty.

“The solution, the fixed salary and now the driver gets rid of the problems of fighting over the ticket, the drivers earn for what they raise, they do not earn for a base salary, and right now with the pandemic, they are subsisting,” he said. 

In an annoyed tone, he stated that it is enough that the Road and Transport authorities only look at the driver, when he only does his job, and meanwhile, the owners of the buses are not required to put more units into circulation.

Finally, he asked the director of Roads and Transportation of the State Government, Miguel Loaiza, that before sanctioning them financially, force the permit holders to put more trucks on the road to meet the 50 percent quota.

Source: lineadirectaportal.com

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