July 9, 2020

Renfe suspends 155 AVE and Media Distancia trains due to strike on day 5

Renfe has suppressed the circulation of 155 trains -28 of AVE and Long Distance and 127 of Medium Distance-, of a total of 557 planned, for next December 5, the eve of the Constitution Bridge, on the occasion of partial stops convened by the CGT union.

According to the minimum services set by the Ministry of Development, an average of 90% of High Speed ​​and Long Distance trains is established and 63% of the usual services on Medium Distance trains, Renfe reported Tuesday in a statement.

According to the Development Resolution, the "essential" minimum services are established on Cercanías trains, between a maximum of 75% during peak hours and 50% of the usual service for the rest of the day in Cercanías Madrid (66% and 48%, respectively, in the rest of the cores).

With respect to freight trains, the Ministry has set a percentage of 20% compared to the usual service, which means the cancellation of 219 trains of the 275 planned.

The summons called will take place in three shifts, from 00:00 to 04:00 hours, from 11:00 to 15:00 and from 20:00 to 24:00 hours, in protest of the lack of personnel and the way in which that Renfe has applied the reduction in working hours that, according to CGT, responds to economic criteria and not to the fulfillment of the objectives of the law in terms of reconciling personal and work life.

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