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The municipal council of Palermo has deliberated today the acknowledgment of the 2022-2024 Recovery Plan approved by the Board of Amat.
The details of the provision, the result of an extensive discussion between the Municipality and the city public transport company, were illustrated during the press conference which was held in the afternoon at the headquarters of via Roccazzoin the presence of the mayor Leoluca Orlando, the councilor for mobility Giusto Catania and the president of the Amat Michele Cimino.
Orlando and Catania “Investments to eliminate many critical issues”
“The decision to build, in close synergy between the company and the Administration, a credible and functional recovery plan – said the Mayor Orlando – undoubtedly contributes to eliminate many of the critical issues manifested by public transport which has suffered the effects of the pandemic in recent years.
Now there are all the structural conditions and the investments necessary to guarantee the future of the company, for invest in new hires and to manage all urban mobility services.
Amat is the company of the future that will contribute to realizing the vision of a more ecological and liveable city “.
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This step closes a process that began over two years ago and the process for hiring drivers necessary to guarantee an effective urban transport service.
This measure, together with the investments in recent years that have implemented the bus fleet and the completion of the tram network, will make the Amat company a flagship of mobility throughout Italy “.
Re-launch of the workshop and new drivers
“Plan – explained the president of Amat, Michele Cimino – sets as a necessary and sufficient condition the restoration of the employment levels of the Local Public Transport sector, the loss of the current temporary employment relationships and, therefore, the reconstitution of the staff of the drivers, on the basis of a schedule consistent with the production schedule which will also have regard to the relaunch and strengthening of the workshop and, as an effect, the maintenance and improvement of the quality of local public transport in the City of Palermo “.
Bus, tram and fight against the “Portuguese”
The consolidation measures also provide for further rationalization and interaction between services bus and tramon the one hand, and a more effective action in terms of combating the phenomenon of evasion of the payment of the travel ticket.
Finally, with reference to the other sectors, solutions have been identified aimed at maintaining the in-house performance of the services of all the extra TPL activities of car / bike sharing, removal, signage, toll parking and ZTL .
“Together with the Board of Directors of AMAT – concluded the president – I thank the company management, the trade unions who have supported the Company, the workers and the consultant Michele Di Chiara with intelligence and foresight”.
Now, in compliance with the indications contained in the Restructuring Plan, in the coming weeks the municipal offices will define the contractual changes that will be submitted to the agenda of the town Council.
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