In a note of clarification, TCUL states that the action caused “a constraint on the regular operation of its buses”, highlighting that the company's administration immediately mobilized the necessary means to restore normal circulation.
The company states, in the statement, that, in order not to affect its users, it managed, in a short time, to put 83 buses back into operation, “since all drivers showed up on time to start their daily work at the stipulated hours”.
“So that further constraints of this nature do not occur, the situation is being duly investigated, with the support of the competent authorities and will then be analyzed with the company’s collective of workers”, the note reads.
The company's management calls on workers “to refrain from participating in actions of this nature”, and to present the issues they wish to see clarified and resolved “internally in an orderly manner”.
On this subject, the weekly newspaper Novo Jornal reported that disgruntled TCUL employees blocked the exit of buses on Monday morning, a situation that was restored after the technical area used spare keys.
“The buses were lined up, all without keys in the ignition, leaving the base, and company sources told Novo Jornal that this was a form of protest by employees as there is enormous dissatisfaction due to the lack of salary increase and also due to the fact that management purchased new vehicles for workers in management positions”, says the newspaper.