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Montevideo, June 19th 2019 - 00:54 UTC

Tag: Argentina strike

  • Thursday, May 16th 2019 - 09:44 UTC

    Argentina's unions decided a 24-hour national strike on 29 May

    The CGT, a huge umbrella group which held off joining industrial action by other unions in April, said they supported a strike on May 29

    Argentina’s biggest labor union on Tuesday called for a 24-hour national strike to protest the government’s austerity policies, heaping pressure on President Mauricio Macri as he battles against a biting recession and jittery markets.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    Argentine public service unions strike to protest IMF deal halts the country

    Banks and schools remained shut and Buenos Aires slowly emptied of traffic as the day progressed.

    Argentina ground to a halt on Monday as public service unions blocked road, rail and air transport with a nationwide 24-hour strike in protest at the government's latest deal with the International Monetary Fund. In a massive show of force against the conservative government of President Mauricio Macri, organizers said at least one million workers were taking part in the industrial action which halted trains, subways, buses and flights in Latin America's third-largest economy.