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Argentine baggage handlers delay Aerolineas flights and cruise vessels in Buenos Aires port

Wednesday, January 15th 2014 - 00:03 UTC
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Flights to and from Argentina's capital Buenos Aires’ international airport were delayed on Tuesday after a union offshoot that represents baggage handlers for the national carrier, Aerolíneas Argentinas, went on strike to protest the company’s proposal to hire handlers for six-hour shifts. Read full article

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  • redp0ll

    Great publicity for any tourists coming to RA.
    The baggage delays on the cruise ship was probably a revenge measure for Argentines taking holidays abroad.
    Airline delays. Isn't AA run by Max his La Campora thugs?
    Looks as if the natives are getting restless.

    Jan 15th, 2014 - 04:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Come sail to Argentina and face yet another reason why as a tourist you will be made most unwelcome.

    Jan 15th, 2014 - 05:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ljb

    Ahh, so that's how they create jobs in Argentina. Cut the workers hours and employ more.

    Jan 15th, 2014 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    And when you manage to get into BsAs you have the thugs of La Camping It Up to deal with and of course the Police.

    Better have plenty of Gringo Dollars none of the argie peseos shit accepted by that lot, they are not daft, vicious as long as it's little old ladies, but not daft.

    Jan 16th, 2014 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ShadowWalker

    I feel sorry for the poor buggers to be honest their wages cant be great so the only way to make enough cash is to work for 12 hours a day if they live any distance from their place of work thats up to 14 hours a day away from home and family assuming transport is easily obtained. Would not a good compromise be to reduce working hours of all staff to 8 hours but guarantee the same level of pay as a 12 hour shift that way the company protects the workers from working to many hours and increases the amount of people doing the job and increasing efficiency and workplace safety in one go as well as (probably) ending the current strike action. Just a thought :)

    Jan 18th, 2014 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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