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05 Sep 2020 | 02:27 AM UTC

Colombia: Union activists to hold nationwide 24-hour strike on September 7

Colombia News Alert

Labor unions plan to hold nationwide 24-hour strike on September 7; avoid all demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/5/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/8/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Caribbean coast, Bogotá


A nationwide labor union protest is scheduled to take place on Monday, September 7, throughout urban centers in Colombia. The action has been called by workers represented by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) and the Central Workers Union (CUT). The purpose of the action is to further several demands, including amending existing labor laws and ending the practice of oil fracking. Protesters are expected to gather in various cities across the country at 10:00 (local time), with vehicular protests planned. Participants are to gather in Bogota's Enrique Olaya Herrera National Park, before making their way towards the Ministry of Labor. Organizers are yet to release information for rallies in other cities.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions in the vicinity of the demonstration should be anticipated.


Those in Colombia are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, and avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution.


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