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18 mai 2019 | 13h39 UTC

Argentina: Union leaders call for general strike May 29 /update 1

Argentina Alerte de sécurité

CGT union calls for general strike on May 29; transportation and commercial disruptions possible, particularly in Buenos Aires

TIMEFRAME expected from 17/5/2019, 12h00 until 29/5/2019, 11h59 (America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires). COUNTRY/REGION Argentina, Buenos Aires

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Event

The General Confederation of Labor (CGT) has called for a 24-hour nationwide strike on Wednesday, May 29, to protest the economic and social policies of President Mauricio Macri's administration. 

Associated demonstrations may also take place in other urban centers. A heightened security presence, commercial disruptions, and associated transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of any demonstration.

Context

The Asociacion Trabajadores del Estado (ATE), along with Central de Trabajadores de la Argentina (CTAA) and other workers unions, recently staged a general strike on May 15, to denounce protesting President Mauricio Macri's policy proposals towards workers. The planned strike on May 29 would mark the fifth such work stoppage by CGT member since Macri took office.

Advice

Individuals in Argentina, especially in Buenos Aires, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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