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20 Aug 2020 | 04:40 PM UTC

Haiti: Teachers’ unions call for nationwide strike from August 24

Haiti News Alert

Haitian teachers’ unions call for nationwide strike from August 24; avoid all demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/20/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/27/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Haiti

Event

Haitian teachers' unions have announced their intention to stage a nationwide strike from Monday, August 24, in protest over pay and working conditions. It is currently unclear how long the strike will last, nor how many teachers are expected to join the industrial action, but associated demonstrations are likely in Port-au-Prince and other urban centers.

Localized disruptions and a strong security forces presence are likely in the vicinity of all protests in Haiti.

Context

Teachers groups have staged a number of protests in the capital in recent weeks over pay and working conditions. Most of these protests have occurred outside the Ministry of Education offices in the Nazon area of Port-au-Prince, with several being aggressively dispersed by security forces.

Advice

Those in Haiti are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, anticipate localized disruptions to transportation and business operations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

The security environment in Haiti remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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