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The City Council enables more bus stops in the Alameda de Cervantes and other strategic areas for the collection of agricultural workers (22/03/2020)

This is an exceptional measure during the state of alarm to safeguard workers, enforce safety measures and has been adopted in collaboration with the companies involved and the unions.

The City Council of Lorca has enabled through the Department of Transport and in collaboration with the Local Police of Lorca more bus stop along the Alameda de Cervantes and other strategic areas of the city as collection points for agricultural workers.

A measure that, according to the own councilor for Transport, Irene Jódar, has been adopted "in collaboration with the companies involved and the unions, we intend to avoid crowds of people at existing stops."

Jódar Pérez recalled that "this is an exceptional measure during this state of alarm to safeguard our workers and ensure that security measures are complied with."

In addition, Proexport together with the Government Delegation has also sent some rules to these workers, among which are, that in private vehicles may not travel more than two people, and must do so in crossed positions;

in the nine-seater vans, no more than three people can do it and in zig zag;

and buses may not exceed a third of their maximum capacity and under no circumstances may anyone travel in the seat behind the driver.

The City Council has also distributed explanatory posters in English, French, Spanish and Arabic between workers' unions and bus companies.

We recall that the usual stops are Rambla de las Señoritas (La Viña neighborhood), two in Alameda de Cervantes, one in Juan Antonio Dimas street (San Diego neighborhood), two in Avenida de las Fuerzas Armadas and another in the Huerto de la Rueda, to which will be added starting tomorrow, Monday, March 23, these new ones in other strategic areas such as along the Alameda de Cervantes.

It should be noted that "this past October, the issue of collecting workers in collaboration with the Local Police, the workers' union, Networks and bus companies, was improved," a historical demand by workers who needed to know through what exact places do these buses pass and also facilitates the work of the Local Police officers who supervise that everything goes normally, since hundreds of people use this service daily and dozens of buses run the streets de Lorca in the early morning and afternoon hours ", recalled the mayor of Transportes of the Lorca town hall.

A map was also drawn up with these stops with their corresponding photo and the name of the exact place where they are and the itinerary to be followed.

A map that was distributed to all the parties involved, as well as to the Local Police that controls this service and that can also be found on the web so that everyone can download it and know exactly where the stops are. .

Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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