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Argentina: Metro workers in Buenos Aires to strike May 18 /update 1

Metro workers’ union threatens to strike again in Buenos Aires on May 18; metro and road transportation disruptions expected

17 May 01:58 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 5/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 5/18/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires). COUNTRY/REGION Buenos Aires
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Event

The Association of Workers of the Subway and Premetro (AGTSyP) announced on Wednesday, May 16, that it will organize another metro strike in Buenos Aires on Friday, May 18, if the government does not open a dialogue with them. According to AGTSyP leaders, the strike will impact the C and D lines of the Buenos Aires Metro (subte) from 00:01 until 12:00 (local time). Increased road congestion, increased demand for taxis, and overcrowding on municipal buses are to be anticipated during strike periods.

Context

AGTSyP organized a similar strike on May 16 on the A and B lines of the Buenos Aires Metro.

Advice

Individuals in Bueno Aires are advised to monitor the situation, allow additional time to travel, and anticipate increased demand for alternative forms of transportation (buses, taxis, etc.).

 

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