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24 Feb 2019 | 11:52 PM UTC

Colombia: Unions to launch indefinite strike in Cauca department Feb. 25

Colombia News Alert

Unions to stage indefinite strike in Cauca department from February 25; associated demonstrations possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/3/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Cauca

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Event

The Association of Educators and Workers and the Asociación Nacional de Usuarios Campesinos (ANUC) will reportedly launch an indefinite strike in Cauca department from Monday, February 25. Union leaders are calling on the government to honor an agreement to address violence and socio-economic issues in the department. Demonstrations by the aforementioned unions and affiliated civil society groups are possible for the duration of the strike. Local reports indicate activities at education institutions will be suspended beginning on Monday, and additional business disruptions are to be expected in the coming days and weeks. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are possible near any demonstration sites. 

Advice

Individuals in Cauca department are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all gatherings and protests due to potential violence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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