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18 Oct 2018 | 08:46 AM UTC

Argentina: Teacher strike in Buenos Aires October 18-19

Argentina News Alert

48-hour teacher strike October 18-19 in Buenos Aires province; school closures and protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/18/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/19/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires). COUNTRY/REGION Buenos Aires Province

Event

Teachers in Buenos Aires province are holding a 48-hour strike on Thursday, October 18, and Friday, October 19. The strike may result in school closures. Associated street protests are to be anticipated, including outside the Casa de la Provincia, located in the provincial capital La Plata.

Teachers in Buenos Aires province and Argentina more generally have held numerous strikes in recent years, notably to demand higher salaries amid major inflation, better working conditions, and increased investment in school infrastructure.         

Context

Sociopolitical tensions are high in Argentina and protests are regularly organized to denounce policies and reforms implemented by the conservative government of President Mauricio Macri.

Advice

Individuals in Argentina are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution.

 

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