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16 Nov 2018 | 11:19 AM UTC

Argentina: Teacher strike in Buenos Aires province Nov. 20

Argentina News Alert

24-hour teacher strike November 20 in Buenos Aires province; school closures and protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/20/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires). COUNTRY/REGION Buenos Aires Province

Event

Teachers in Buenos Aires province are holding a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, November 20. The strike is expected to result in school closures. Associated street protests are to be anticipated, for example outside the Casa de la Provincia, located in the provincial capital La Plata.

Context

This is the 28th day of strikes held by teachers in Buenos Aires province since the beginning of the year. The strikes have been called to demand higher salaries amid major inflation, better working conditions, and increased investment in school infrastructure, among other issues.

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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