TRANSPORT WORKERS LIFT STRIKE IN GUAYAQUIL. Christian Sarmiento FETUG president reports truce to lift suspension urban transport in Guayaquil and thank mediation of governor of Guayas Francesco Tabacchi for dialogue with Aquiles Alvarez for ticket prices.
The mayor of Guayaquil, Cynthia Viteri, refused to accede to the demand and warned that she filed a complaint with the Prosecutor's Office for paralyzing a public service, which constitutes a criminal offense.
The suspension of the transport strike took place while the most populous city of the country dawned today with widespread flooding due to heavy rains registered since Wednesday night.
Viteri announced the creation of a shelter to accommodate those affected, while 250 firefighters remain active in the rescue of people from their homes north of the city in Sauces and Samanes.