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22 Nov 2018 | 02:10 PM UTC

Argentina: Transportation strikes November 26-27 /update 1

Argentina News Alert

Strike by aviation workers November 26; general strike by transportation workers November 27; significant disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/22/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/28/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Buenos_Aires). COUNTRY/REGION Argentina

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Aviation sector workers employed by Aerolíneas Argentinas (the national airline) and sister airline Austral are set to hold a 24-hour strike on Monday, November 26, to denounce the suspension of 376 workers. Major disruptions are to be anticipated throughout the day, with up to 100 percent of flights canceled.

Furthermore, various unions representing transportation sector workers have called for a nationwide strike to take place the following day, November 27. Workers will strike from 04:00 until 07:00 (local time); major disruptions are to be anticipated during this three-hour period, with normal services not expected to resume until at least 10:00. This strike will affect various modes of transportation, including flights, ferries, and public transit (including the Buenos Aires metro).


Union leaders accuse President Mauricio Macri of reneging on campaign promises made in 2015 to limit income tax on workers in the sector. The unions have also accused the government of proposing cuts to retirement benefits, among other issues.


Individuals in or traveling to Argentina are advised to confirm travel reservations, allow for extra time to reach their destinations, and avoid any related protests.


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