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19 Aug 2020 | 07:40 PM UTC

Uruguay: Teachers to stage 48-hour nationwide strike on 19-20 August

Uruguay News Alert

Teachers to stage 48-hour nationwide strike and associated protests in Montevideo on 19-20 August; avoid associated demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/19/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/21/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Montevideo). COUNTRY/REGION Uruguay


Teachers across Uruguay are to participate in a 48-hour strike over the government's handling of public education, between Wednesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 20. On Wednesday, teachers in multiple urban centers are due to strike, including Cerro Largo, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Rocha, and Trienta y Tres, with an associated protest scheduled in Minas (Lavalleja), beginning at 11:30 (local time) at Plaza Libertad. Teachers will also strike in Colonia, Canelones, Durazno, Flores, Florida, and Montevideo on August 20, with a demonstration at the University of the Republic (UDELAR) esplanade in the capital Montevideo due to begin at 11:00.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of any demonstrations.


Those in the above areas are advised to monitor developments and anticipate localized disruptions and a heightened security force presence near related demonstrations.


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