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Argentina: National bank strike April 17-18

48-hour strike by bank employees April 17-18; limited to no banking operations, cash shortages at ATMs, possible

12 Apr 10:49 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 4/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 4/18/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires). COUNTRY/REGION Argentina


The Banking Association (AB) union has called for a 48-hour national banking strike to take place on Tuesday, April 17, and Wednesday, April 18. Widespread bank closures, and significantly reduced services at open branches, are likely. Cash shortages at ATMs are also to be anticipated. Related street protests are possible.


The AB is organizing the strike to demand increased salaries. Further strikes are possible in the coming weeks. 


Individuals present in Argentina are advised to anticipate potential cash supply disruptions and to carry out urgent banking activities ahead of the strike.


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