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25 Oct 2018 | 11:23 AM UTC

Mexico: University worker strike October 29

Mexico News Alert

University workers announce strike scheduled for October 29; heightened security and transportation disruptions around campuses possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/24/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/30/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Oaxaca, Morelos, Michoacan state, Zacatecas, Nayarit, Tabasco

Event

The National Confederation of University Workers (Contu) announced plans for a strike on Monday, October 29, at universities in the states of Oaxaca, Morelos, Michoacán, Zacatecas, Nayarit, and Tabasco. Organizers indicated the strike will be the first in a series of protest actions that will continue until their demands are met. Heightened security measures and traffic disruptions are anticipated around universities in the above states.

Context

Contu claims to have exhausted opportunities for mediation, and accuses the government of not treating university workers' salary expectations, as well as the general financial condition of Mexico's public universities, as a serious concern.

Advice

Individuals in Mexico are advised to avoid protests due to the risk of violence and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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