A 24-hour nationwide transport strike is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 17, across Uruguay. The strike has been organized by the National Union of Transport Workers and Workers (UNOTT) and is being held to call for universal unemployment insurance amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic as well as to oppose proposed wage cuts. The strike will affect local, regional, and interdepartmental bus services.
The event is expected to be well attended and localized traffic disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of the protest.
Individuals in Uruguay are advised to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, monitor developments, anticipate transportation and business disruptions near protest sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities. Those planning on utilising alternative overland transportation methods during the strike period should also be aware of a surge in demand for these services.
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