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22 May 2019 | 10:23 AM UTC

Colombia: Teachers strike in Santander department May 22-23

Colombia News Alert

Teachers’ union plans 48-hour strike in Santander department May 22-23; associated protests planned in Bucaramanga

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/24/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Santander, Bucaramanga (Santander department)

Event

The Santander Educators Union (SES) is planning a strike across Santander department from Wednesday, May 22, through Thursday, May 23. Teachers are demanding better salaries and improved healthcare services. Associated demonstrations are planned in Bucaramanga; on May 22, teachers will gather at 08:00 (local time) at Nuestra Senora del Pilar school, while on May 23, teachers will march from Puerta del Sol to the FOSUNAB building located in the Floridablanca neighbourhood, starting from 08:00. Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are expected around all protest sites.

Advice

Individuals in Santander, notably in Bucaramanga, are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution and allow for additional time to reach their destinations.

 

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