?Estamos transportando vida!? : trajetórias eexperiências de motoristas e colaboradores do transporte coletivo urbano de Uberlândia

by Silva, Janaina Ferreira

Abstract (Summary)
This dissertation approaches how Uberlândia?s bus drivers and conductors workand live. In order to discuss these subjects the newspapers Correio de Uberlândia,Primeira Hora and some issues of the Trasncol?s internal bulletin, called Transcolito,were analysed. Some interviews with trasnport workers were recorded. In theseinterviews, they talked about their work and life experiences. These interviews allow theconstruction of many interpretations about their own life as workers in the historicalprocess (period 1980-2004).The group of bus drivers and conductors interviewed is formed by immigrantsthat arrived in Uberlândia from 1980?s to the beginning of 1990?s booking for better lifeand work conditions.The work reality in urban transport is troulbesome. The bus trasnportation isorganized by Uberlândia´s city hall, but is performed by private enterprises and used bypoor citizens. Then, the urban transport is involved in a complex social dynamic. On theotherhand, the profits are the central goal. Because of this the works start to faceexploiting work conditions. They work overtime and they are controlled by manydifferent ways like the eletronic ratchet. Finally the passangers are also dannaged in theirtransportation need around the urban space. Despite they can be, some times, friends ofthe conductors and bus drivers.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Paulo Roberto de Almeida; Regina Helena Alves da Silva; Heloisa Helena Pacheco Cardoso

School:Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Bus drivers Conductors Work Urban transport


Date of Publication:08/29/2007

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