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Oil and gas union calls 24-hour strike at Vaca Muerta

May, 13, 2019 Posted by datamarnews

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The Private Oil and Gas Union of Rio Negro, Neuquén and La Pampa called a 24-hour strike until tomorrow at 8 am at Vaca Muerta, demanding improvements of safety standards and protesting the deaths of two workers last week. Stoppage affects all the operations of Pecom and the plant at Fortín de Piedra. The union threatened to continue the strike if the responsible parties fail to ensure proper security measures.

The protest will not affect oil and gas production, according to the newspaper Diario Rio Negro. Government officials, union members and personnel from Techpetrol will conduct a safety inspection tomorrow at Fortín de Piedra where the deaths occurred. The oil union alleges that the site does not have safety barriers, nor does it have emergency evacuation ladders and gas masks. There have been eight deaths at Vaca Muerta in the last year according to vacamuerta.com.

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