Uruguay's Plenario Intersindical de Trabajadores (PIT-CNT) general labor union has called for a 24-hour general strike Thursday to protest against wage cuts, high costs and social security reform.
Uruguay's labor unions gathered under the PIT-CNT Thursday, announced a general strike with a march towards the Executive Tower and the Legislative Palace between 9 am and 1 pm.
Workers at Brazil’s state-owned oil giant Petrobras have ended a strike of nearly three weeks that left the firm scrambling to avoid a drop in production, labor unions said last Friday. Around 21,000 workers — a third of the total workforce — joined the mass walk-out at the start of the month.
A report issued by the United States Department of State on the investment climate in Uruguay on Monday analyzed the legal, political and economic aspects of the country. On the one hand, it stands the legal security, the free movement of capital, the preferential regimes and the investment grade. On the other, it warns about aspects such as labor relations, the power of unions, the advantage of public companies and the increase of problems in education and security.