Frente Amplio stated that Christian Vargas, CEO of the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (INCOFER), should appear before the Income Control and Public Spending Congress’ Commission due to the train service suspension.
Legislator Edgardo Araya, Frente Amplio head, made the announcement, and added that they will also summon the legal representatives of INCOFER subcontracted companies, which operate the train service.
The service was suspended by a work stoppage of train drivers and assistants who worked for INCOSERVITRANS, a subcontracted company, until August 15th.
Workers are asking for a salary raise. They are also requesting that workers who live in remote and isolated communities can sleep in INCOFER facilities, among other benefits.
Araya also criticized the government for trying to transfer the responsibilities to subcontractors.
The suspension of service affected 14,000 users.