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Montevideo, September 21st 2023 - 12:42 UTC

Tag: labor unions

  • Thursday, September 15th 2022 - 10:40 UTC

    Uruguayan labor unions staging nationwide strike

    Abdala explained there will be no main demonstration with speeches, which is usually the case during strikes

    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.

  • Friday, June 3rd 2022 - 09:47 UTC

    Uruguayan unions call for general strike next month

    Lacalle's popularity is slowly waning

    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.

  • Monday, February 24th 2020 - 06:38 UTC

    Petrobras workers end three weeks strike, after arbitration call by labor court

    The court had earlier ruled that the strike was illegal and set a daily fine of up to US$115,000 for unions that did not comply with a return to work.

    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.

  • Tuesday, July 16th 2019 - 10:51 UTC

    US qualifies Uruguay as a safe country to invest but warns about union power

    US embassy in Uruguay argues that ”small and medium-sized industrial enterprises (SMEs) in the United States describe the Uruguayan market as difficult to enter in some sectors of the economy”

    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.