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August 21, 2014
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  • 08/08/2014 | Argentina

    Customs workers launch 24-hour strike

    Demanding a 28.5 percent salary hike, customs workers have launched a 24-hour strike with union leaders already warning a new walkout should be expected for next week as well.

  • 12/08/2014 | Argentina

    Flights begin to normalize after pilot strike

    Argentina’s flag carrier flights began to normalize at noon the three major pilots unions among air traffic workers complied with the mandatory conciliation declared this morning by the Ministry of Labour.

  • 21/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Dissident CGT 'does not represent majority of workers'

    Following the announcement by the dissident CGT umbrella union of a 24-hour strike for August 28, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the anti-government CGT splinters led by Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo “does not represent the majority of workers or unions.”

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    Banks paralysed nationwide due to strike

    Banks nationwide will not be open to the public due to a 24-hour strike launched in protest against the income tax floor.

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    Subte workers to strike tomorrow for two hours

    The Subte and Premetro Workers Association (AGTSyP) announced today all six subte lines and the premetro will go on strike tomorrow between 5pm and 7pm.

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    City gov't backs down over Subway fare increase

    Mauricio Macri's City government has reversed its decision to increase fares on the BA subway system, which had been strongly criticised by both workers and members of the opposition in the capital.

  • 04/08/2014 | Argentina

    Teachers urge the gov't to 'honour' commitments

    At the beggining of the 48-hour strike launched by teachers in Buenos Aires and several provinces, the head of SUTEBA teachers’ union, Roberto Baradel, justified the walk-out.

  • 04/08/2014 | Argentina

    BA province gov't to meet with striking teachers on Wednesday

    The Buenos Aires province government announced a face-to-face meeting with teachers’ unions on Wednesday and urged them to call off the 48-hour strike launched today.

  • 05/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't rejects reopening teachers' salary talks

    On the second day of a 48-hour teachers’ strike, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected the unions' demands for new collective wage talks at a national level. "In no way we will encourage the reopening of national wage negotiations," he stated. 

  • 15/07/2014 | Argentina

    UTA workers cancel long-distance bus strike

    UTA transport workers have decided to cancel the long-distance bus strike announced earlier today, Union leader Roberto Fernández affirmed after a meeting with Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich.

  • 03/08/2014 | Argentina

    Teachers go on strike in BA City, provinces

    Teachers in Buenos Aires City and several provinces joined their colleagues from Buenos Aires province and announced they will not resume classes tomorrow, after the winter break, demanding for the reopening of wage negotiations.

  • 03/08/2014 | Argentina

    BA province gov't says the strike is 'out of context'

    BA Province Cabinet Chief Alberto Pérez described the teachers’ strike in demand of wage raise as “out of context”. He stressed that the salary increase agreed last April has not yet been outpaced by inflation.

  • 08/07/2014 | Argentina

    Bank workers paralyse services with 24-hour national strike

    Bank workers today brought services to a halt as they carried out a 24-hour national strike, despite orders from the government for mandatory conciliation on the eve of industrial action.

  • 14/07/2014 | Argentina

    Indefinite strike announced for long-distance coaches

    The UTA transport workers' union has announced that drivers of long-distance coaches will begin an indefinite strike, ahead of the beginning of winter holidays on Monday.

  • 15/07/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges business leaders to agree with UTA to prevent strike

    To prevent the indefinite strike announced by UTA transport worker’s union for the beggining of winter holidays on Monday, the Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich urged business leaders to sign and comply with an agreement

  • 19/06/2014 | Argentina

    Teamstears threaten to launch 48-hour strike as salary talks fail again

    Collective bargaining talks between the Sichoca teamsters union and the transport business sector have failed once more, prompting union leaders to intensify protest actions and launch walkout threats.

  • 26/06/2014 | Argentina

    Teamsters agree on 33% wage raise, call off strike

    After several warnings of “wildcat strikes”, the teamster union led by Pablo Moyano said an agreement has been reached with corporate representatives for a 33% salary raise and called off the announced 48-hour nationwide walk-out.

  • 07/07/2014 | Argentina

    Bank workers confirm strike, ignore conciliation

    Leader of the Bank Workers' union Sergio Palazzo has confirmed that employees in the sector would stage a nationwide strike, despite orders from the Labor Ministry for mandatory conciliation talks.

  • 12/06/2014 | Argentina

    Subway strike ends, workers lift turnstiles

    BA City subway commuters were forced to find another means of transportation this morning following a two-hour strike launched by the AGTSyP metro workers. The walkout has been lifted but the protest continues with workers closing ticket booths and lifting turnstiles at subway stations.

  • 13/06/2014 | Argentina

    Bank union ratifies strike, calls new action for next week

    The Banking Association union has ratified today’s strike that will be halting all operations at both public and private banks for one hour (2-3 pm) and announced a new action plan for next week.

  • 18/06/2014 | Argentina

    New strike halts customer service at public, private banks

    Bank workers disrupted services in the City and the province of Buenos Aires today with a two-hour strike, protesting over salaries as well as the sacking of employees in the province of Tucumán.

  • 29/05/2014 | Argentina

    Bankers go on strike despite gov’t efforts

    The Banking Association union today carried out a 24-hour strike, despite the government’s efforts to reach a deal yesterday. The workers rejected the mandatory conciliation declared yesterday by the Ministry of Labour and went ahead with a walkout that affected both public and private banks nationwide.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    Subway workers plan strike if safety complaints go unheard

    Buenos Aires Subway workers have announced their intention to strike this Thursday for two hours, closing ticket offices all day, if the City government does not respond tomorrow to their complaints over safety.

  • 11/06/2014 | Argentina

    Subway workers confirm strike action

    The entire subway system will not operate tomorrow between 5am to 7am, sources from the Subway and Premetro Workers' Union Association (AGTSyP) announced following a failed meeting with representatives of the train operating company Sbase and the City government.

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    UTA Transport Union lifts bus strike after mandatory conciliation

    The Labour Ministry headed by Carlos Tomada ordered mandatory conciliation in response to the Argentine Transport Union (UTA), which had vowed to stop public bus services to demand wage rises.

  • 28/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t aims to prevent bank workers' strike

    In his daily press briefing, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the progress made in negotiations with UTA Transport Union that allowed to prevent a national strike initially announced for today and said the government is making similar efforts to try to avert the walkout that bank workers have planned for tomorrow.

  • 28/05/2014 | Argentina

    Buzzi to propose farmers walkout

    The head of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA), Eduardo Buzzi said he will take a proposal for a national strike to the anti-government farming sectors gathered in the Mesa de Enlace alliance to denounce the “serious” situation of farmers and the lack of dialogue with the federal government.

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t meets with bus drivers to prevent strike

    The government met with bus drivers in an effort to solve the ongoing wage dispute and try to prevent the walkout announced for tomorrow by UTA Transport Union.

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    Bank workers launch strike to protest Alperovich's 'barbarity'

    The Bank Association has called for a strike for Thursday, in a move that is expected to affect all operations in both public and private financial entities.

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    'The strike is on,' UTA Transport Union leader warns

    After an urgent meeting convened by the government, UTA Transport Union head Roberto Fernández ratified the general strike announced for tomorrow in short, medium and long distance buses.

  • 21/05/2014 | Argentina

    Clinics and hospitals go on national strike

    Clinics and hospitals and diagnostic centers unions -ADECRA and CEDIM- are on a 24-hour national strike, demanding an increase in pre-paid medical cover fees.

  • 26/05/2014 | Argentina

    Bus drivers go on strike next Wednesday

    UTA Transport Union leader Roberto Fernández confirmed a 24-hour strike for Wednesday in short, medium and long distance buses, to demand a wage increase of over 30%.

  • 26/05/2014 | Argentina

    Randazzo calls UTA for 'logic and common sense'

    Transport and Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo called UTA Transport Union leaders for “logic and common sense” after the announcement of a 24-hour short,medium and long distance bus strike for next Wednesday.

  • 13/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t to declare mandatory conciliation on UOM strike

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed the government would mediate after the Metallurgical Workers' Union (UOM) went on a national strike today, paralizing steel companies, demanding a salary rise of 29.6% in line with the figure agreed in earlier negotiations.

  • 13/05/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t declares 5-day mandatory conciliation on UOM strike

    Labour Ministry dictated today a five-day mandatory conciliation on the Metallurgical Workers' Union (UOM) strike.

  • 15/05/2014 | Argentina

    Bank workers go on two-hour strike today

    The Banking Association called for a 2-hour national strike to repudiate the repression against banking workers in Tucumán.

  • 11/04/2014 | Argentina

    Strike had 'empty slogans,' CTA's Yasky says

    The Secretary General of the pro-government splinter of the CTA Hugo Yasky has questioned union leaders who yesterday launched a walkout against the Kirchnerite administration. An opposition “mélange,” Yasky considered.

  • 13/04/2014 | Argentina

    An easy way out

    By James Neilson
    Like gamblers who lose time and time again, Argentine voters cling to the belief that, sooner or later, some charismatic genius will come up with a system that will enable all of them to hit the jackpot.

  • 12/05/2014 | Argentina

    Randazzo slams 'extorsive attitude' of striking Sarmiento rail workers

    In a press conference to address the strike on the Sarmiento railway today, Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo criticised what he described as an “absolutely extorsive attitude” from workers lead by Railway union head Rubén Sobrero.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    CGT's Plaini: 'Gov't denies reality'

    "Today, the streets of Buenos Aires City look like a Sunday," CGT Press Secretary and MP Omar Plaini said as he responded to criticism by Kirchnerites that the CGT-CTA walkout was “political.” “They are denying reality,” Plaini warned.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli: Strike is a roadblock to progress

    Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli has maintained that the general strike called today by anti-government trade union leaders was a step in the wrong direction for Argentina, while urging the nation to seek alternative measures for progress.

  • 11/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich warns 'corporate lockout' not a strike

    A day after the general strike launched by anti-government unions, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said it was “difficult to evaluate the impacts” of a protest action that rather than a walkout was a “corporate lockout.”

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    'We are not candidates and support no candidacy,' Barrionuevo

    One of the CGT union leaders calling for today’s walkout Luis Barrionuevo has rejected government accusations that the strike was “political.” “None of us is a candidate,” he said.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    Strike turnout: 'More than 1 million workers'

    More than 1 million workers today joined a general strike launched by anti-government unions "paralyzing" activities across the country, the CGT labour confederation leader Juan Carlos Schmidt has confirmed.

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano: General strike will be 'massive'

    The heads of the anti-government labour unions have ratified tomorrow’s general strike, a walkout that will be “massive” and a have “high” turnout.

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    ‘We face our problems, don’t blame others’

    “We are problem solvers. We face difficulties and don’t blame others,” President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said as she announced infrastructure works in La Plata and inaugurated the new Psychology Faculty building at the La Plata University.

  • 08/04/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano on Thursday strike: 'We won't carry out a civil war'

    CGT Secretary-General, teamster Hugo Moyano, came on stage today to talk about the nationwide strike called for next Thursday by opposition unions and affirmed “we will go on working and insisting with our demands on Friday, we won’t carry out a civil war.”

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't questions transport strike, pickets

    Transport workers' walkout and pickets hamper the "legitimate right to strike," the head of ministers has warned ahead of the protest action called by the anti-government splinters of the CGT for tomorrow.

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    Services affected by nationwide strike

    The nationwide strike called by opposition unions for tomorrow will mostly affect public transportation and there will also be several groups blocking roads.

  • 04/04/2014 | Argentina

    'April 10 strike is not political' - Moyano

    Teamsters’ leader Pablo Moyano rejected criticism by Kirchnerites who publicly considered the April 10 strike launched by anti-government unions “political” and warned the walkout “rallies more support everyday.”

  • 07/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t plans to cut subsidies on transport companies which join Thursday's strike

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich today announced public transport companies will see their subsidies reduced if they join a nationwide strike called by the opposition trade union umbrella headed by teamster Hugo Moyano.

  • 07/04/2014 | Argentina

    CGT's Moyano foresees strike will have high observance

    The head of the CGT opposition trade union umbrella, Hugo Moyano, today predicted Thursday’s nationwide strike will have a “60 or 70 percent observance” and tried to justify it saying “people are angry because they feel abused.”

  • 31/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA province authorities assure missed school days 'will be recovered'

    The General Director of Culture and Education of the Buenos Aires province Nora De Lucía came on stage today as teachers’ unions ended a 17-day-strike and amid nationwide wage talks which are expected to resume this afternoon.

  • 31/03/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli: 'With students at school we'll keep on discussing education quality'

    When opening the school year at an institution in La Plata capital city, Governor Daniel Scioli said before students and teachers “the challenge now is to have a good school year.”

  • 01/04/2014 | Argentina

    'Total' shutdown of bus, train services on April 10

    Omar Maturano has ratified the La Fraternidad train workers’ union will be joining the April 10 strike warning the government should expect a “total” paralysis in public transport.

  • 27/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't, national education unions to resume wage talks on April 1

    With Buenos Aires province public teachers continuing their strike action “indefinitely,” the federal government met today with national education unions in a new round of talks to set the salary floor for the sector’s workers. However, negotiations have been rescheduled for Tuesday 1.

  • 27/03/2014 | Argentina

    Judge orders end to teachers' strike, continued talks

    A La Plata court has ordered striking teachers' unions to "cease immediately" strike action that has reached 16 consecutive days, while also ruling that the Buenos Aires province government must "assure the continuity of negotiations" over salary raises.

  • 30/03/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli wants children back in class after teacher strike resolution

    The governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli has revealed his desire to make up lost time in the classroom, after reaching an agreement with teachers' unions over salary raises following 17 consecutive days of strike action.

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Moyano-Barrionuevo walkout 'political'

    The strike called by anti-government trade unionists Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo is political and aims at supporting an opposition candidate, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has affirmed.

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

    Strike to continue as teachers, Gov't fail to reach agreement

    Representatives of the Buenos Aires provincial government failed to reach agreement today with striking teachers' unions, who according to UDOCBA leader Miguel Díaz will continue industrial action that today reached its 15th consecutive day.

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano, Barrionuevo to hold 24-hour strike on April 10

    Opposition labor union representatives Hugo Moyano (CGT Azopardo) and Luis Barrionuevo (CGT Azul y Blanca) announced that they will hold a 24-hour strike on April 10 in demand of wage increases.

  • 23/03/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires official: Classes will start Tuesday

    The Ombudsman for the province of Buenos Aires, Carlos Bonicatto assured parents that classes delayed by strikes from teachers' unions would resume this week, following an injunction that ruled industrial measures must come to an end.

  • 24/03/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires province ombudsman urges teachers to show 'good judgement' and end strike

    Buenos Aires province ombudsman Carlos Bonicatto today urged teachers to show “good judgement and responsibility" and to begin the school year tomorrow, complying with what a “reasonable” judicial order imposed. Otherwise, he went on, “they would fail to acknowledge we live under the rule of law.”

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich urges BA teachers to comply with judicial order, end strike

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has renewed his calls for dialogue to settle the teachers’ salary conflict that has left classrooms in Buenos Aires province empty for more than two weeks.

  • 17/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA province teachers to continue strike, say they are 'held hostage' by gov't

    Amid raising tensions due to a teachers strike which has left millions of students out of schools across Buenos Aires province, the secretary of SUTEBA union María Laura Torre, came on stage today to say the strike won’t end until there is a salary proposal which satisfies the sector which she considered is being held “hostage” in this conflict.

  • 18/03/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli warns teachers: 'I’ll have to make a decision between the ideal and the possible'

    While the teachers’ conflict in the Buenos Aires province seems to be deadlocked, Governor Daniel Scioli warned unions his “patience is endless” but “at a certain time, I’ll have to make a decision between the ideal and the possible.”

  • 11/03/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires teachers reject 30.9% raise, strike to continue

    Another failure resulted today in the meeting between teacher representatives and Buenos Aires province officials. Meanwhile, thousands of students stayed home as school’s doors remained shut for the fifth consecutive day.

  • 12/03/2014 | Argentina

    Government urges striking teachers to 'respect education'

    The cabinet chief has sent a clear message to unionized teachers. “Discerning involves the compliance of duties as well,” Jorge Capitanich said following yesterday’s failure in salary talks in which Buenos Aires province teachers rejected a 30.9-percent wage hike, vowing to continue with a walkout that has left more than 4 million students without classes since last week.

  • 15/03/2014 | Argentina

    Security measures announced after bus driver's murder, strike

    Buenos Aires province Security Minister Alejandro Granados and representatives of the UTA transport union have agreed on anti-crime measures, following yesterday’s walkout fueled by the murder of a 22-year-old bus driver.

  • 04/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA province teachers unions reject Gov’t salary offer, confirm 3-day strike

    The Buenos Aires province teachers unions gathered in the Frente Gremial de la Provincia rejected the 25.5 percent salary hike offered by Daniel Scioli’s administration and confirmed a 3-day strike starting tomorrow.

  • 06/03/2014 | Argentina

    Teachers urged to 'comply with mandatory conciliation,' lift protest 'imminently'

    Unionized teachers still setting a strike over salary must abide by the mandatory conciliation issued by the Labour Ministry and lift their protest action, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich affirmed and ratified wage negotiations will continue next week.

  • 10/03/2014 | Argentina

    Teachers: Government mulls new pay offer

    While in six provinces, some five million children could not start school yet due to an ongoing strike, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised the “mandatory conciliation order which allows the dialogue to continue” and confirmed wage talks with unions will be resumed on Wednesday.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Teamsters threaten to strike if bonus deal isn't reached by 6 pm

    The teamsters’ union Sichoca, led by Hugo Moyano labor leader, today warned that if the government does not meet their demands by 6 pm this afternoon, it will set the date of a strike, which could spur shortages ahead of the holidays.

  • 01/03/2014 | Argentina

    President reproves teachers' strike threats that hold students 'hostage'

    Amid tense salary negotiations between the government and public teachers to decide this year’s wage hike, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner questioned strike threats by education unions. “The beginning of classes can not be so difficult due to salary talks,” she warned.

  • 04/03/2014 | Argentina

    Wage talks with teachers fail, gov't to issue mandatory conciliation

    The cabinet chief confirmed negotiations with unionized teachers have failed. “It is necessary that workers recognize the efforts made since 2003 to guarantee inclusion in education,” Capitanich said in a press conference at the Labour Ministry.

  • 02/11/2013 | Argentina

    Subte workers strike, Line A service halted

    Subte workers have launched a surprise walkout affecting the Line A service. The measure was called today early in the morning and is expected to last till Sunday. Protesters say drivers are facing sanctions as they refuse to accept “dangerous high speeds” that the concessionary company is “forcing” them to obey.

  • 13/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police conflict settled with La Pampa, Salta accords

    The La Pampa and Salta police agreed on a salary proposal by local governments pouring finally cold water on a conflict that has seen provincial security forces barracking in several provinces across the country to demand a wage increase, leaving thousands of Argentineans to their safe.

  • 16/08/2013 | Argentina

    Strike cripples banking activities

    Banking employees launched a strike to protest 30 dismissals in Tucumán province, which was affecting banking operations nationwide.

  • 23/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA City gov't, company blame workers for ongoing Subte B conflict

    A little bit more than a week after negotiations seemed to have succeeded, unionized subte workers launched a 24-hour strike this morning at the Line B service prompting chaos and frustration among commuters.

  • 19/09/2013 | Argentina

    Randazzo slams striking train workers: 'I am sick of them'

    A sudden train workers strike on the San Martín and Belgrano Sur lines in Buenos Aires provoked the ire of Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo, who vowed that he would not tolerate the union's "undignified attitude".

  • 01/08/2013 | Argentina

    Sarmiento workers launched sudden strike affecting thousands

    Sarmiento train commuters have experienced at least surprise today when rail workers launched an unexpected strike that lasted for four hours. “Extreme and irrational,” the government considered the action plan that started at 4.30 am today affecting thousands.

  • 13/08/2013 | Argentina

    Subte B line to resume normal service, deal struck with workers

    A normal service is scheduled to return on the Subte's B line from Thursday morning, after public transport workers reached an agreement with the City government following 15 days of negotiations.

  • 15/08/2013 | Argentina

    Subte workers and owners dispute cause of Line B derailment

    The Union Association of Subte and Premetro Workers (AGTSyP) have claimed that the derailment of a train on Line B "proved workers' complaints were justified," while the operating company blamed an error by the driver of the vehicle for the accident.

  • 12/07/2013 | Argentina

    Nationwide port strike, roadblocks begin

    Arpund 300 port employees were blocking traffic in the Buenos Aires City port area in the neighborhood of Retiro as a 24-hour nationwide strike began this morning.

  • 14/07/2013 | Argentina

    On railways and derailments

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    The role of Argentine unions is becoming increasingly questionable at times. And that doesn’t necessarily happen, as it did this week, because Mr. Hugo Moyano mobilizes truck drivers.

  • 29/07/2013 | Argentina

    City and Subte workers deadlocked on Line B dispute

    The City government and the Workers' Union Association for Subte and Premetro (AGTSyP) have failed to come to an agreement over the current dispute surrounding Line B of the Buenos Aires underground.

  • 08/07/2013 | Argentina

    'Take complaints to CFK, not to workers,' Moyano

    It is not workers that should be blamed for today’s walkout but President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, truck drivers’ union leader Hugo Morayo said as he defended a 24-hour strike involving also a demonstration at the Plaza de Mayo square.

  • 08/07/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano urges workers to vote for 'a political solution' in October elections

    Truck drivers’ union leader Hugo Moyano was delivering a heated speech targeting the administration of CFK. “Ms. President, workers should not be afraid of, they must be respected,” he warned.

  • 05/07/2013 | Argentina

    Prosecutor okays government claims against La Fraternidad union

    Federal Prosecutor Federico Delgado ordered the investigation of the walkout launched by La Fraternidad engine drivers’ union on Wednesday. The national government had filed criminal charges against the organization commanded by Omar Maturano.

  • 06/07/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'Monday's strike is against CFK'

    Truck drivers’ union leader Hugo Moyano affirmed that Monday’s strike “is not against workers” but “against President” Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 08/07/2013 | Argentina

    BA City waste piles up as Moyano's truck drivers kick off strike

    Hugo Moyano’s walkout is already showing its first impacts: Buenos Aires City woke up covered in rubbish although the local administration had called on neighbors not to take their garbage out till trash collection activities resume.

  • 04/07/2013 | Argentina

    Minister Randazzo warns 'no railway unionist will blackmail me'

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo ratified the government’s strict position over the violent incidents at the Constitución train station yesterday: “No trade unionist will blackmail me,” the official warned.

  • 04/07/2013 | Argentina

    Constitución incidents will not go 'unpunished,' Berni warns

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni showed himself satisfied with police operations to deal with yesterday’s incidents at the Constitución train station in Buenos Aires City.

  • 10/06/2013 | Argentina

    Farmers assure strike will not affect domestic supply

    The president of the Argentine Rural Society Luis Etchevehere came on stage today to back a one-week strike farmers are expected to announce tomorrow.

  • 17/06/2013 | Argentina

    Crossfire between gov't and farmers as strike continues

    Agriculture Minister Norberto Yauhar stated that “the Liaison Board’s business is to generate a feeling of discomfort in society” as he blasted the strike held by farmers since last Saturday.

  • 03/07/2013 | Argentina

    Unionized train workers launch sudden strike, long-distance buses to follow

    A sudden move by railway union La Fraternidad has left commuters of Roca, San Martín, Belgrano Sur, Sarmiento, Mitre and Tren de la Costa train lines without service.

  • 31/05/2013 | Argentina

    UTA bus drivers strike, after negotiations fail

    Long distance bus drivers belonging to the Rail Automobile Union (UTA in Spanish) started a new strike today at 9pm, after salary negotiations between business chamber and Transport Secretary failed.

  • 03/06/2013 | Argentina

    BA province gov't promises better salary offer, teacher unions say

    Teachers’ union leaders Roberto Baradel and Mirta Petrocini confirmed that the Buenos Aires province government vowed to come up with a better salary offer on Tuesday. While unionists said that negotiations “were tough,” they believe they are “on their way to finding a solution.”

  • 09/06/2013 | Argentina

    FAA: 'Farming sector going on strike again'

    The head of the Argentine Agrarian Federation, Eduardo Buzzi, announced that farming leaders have decided to go on strike again to protest against the National Government’s “destructive policies” targeting the farming sector.

  • 23/05/2013 | Argentina

    Teachers' conflict deepens as BA gov't says will discount strike days from wages

    The Buenos Aires province government assured that “the unmovable position taken by the teachers’ unions” will keep students from recovering the eight days of class they have missed due to strikes, as officials said that they would discount the eight days of strike from their paychecks.

  • 27/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA teachers ask national government to intervene in wage dispute

    Roberto Baradel, the head of SUTEBA teachers’ union came on stage today after Education Minister Alberto Sileoni suggested that the three-month-old dispute between the Scioli administration and the province teachers should be solved by both parts without the government meddling.

  • 29/05/2013 | Argentina

    Anti-Government strike held nationwide

    The anti-government faction of the CTA umbrella union and ATE state workers' union finished their national strike with more than 100 roadblocks across the country. After blocking the major accesses to the City of Buenos Aires, protesters gathered at Plaza de Mayo Square.

  • 21/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA province teachers: salary negotiations fail, warnings of strike return

    The Buenos Aires province government failed to reach an agreement with the teachers’ unions over salary conditions and negotiations were postponed to Thursday morning.

  • 22/05/2013 | Argentina

    Strike stalls scores of grains ships

    Scores of grains ships were delayed in and around due to a three-day-old strike by port workers that threatens to bog down exports at a time of heightened world demand for South American soy and corn, sources said.

  • 23/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA teachers fail to reach wage deal, call new strike

    Buenos Aires province teachers one more time failed to reach a wage hike agreement with provincial authorities in a meeting today after which they decided to call a 48-hour strike for next Monday and Tuesday.

  • 07/05/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't unblocks bus drivers' conflict, UTA lifts 5-day strike

    Following a meeting with the government, UTA bus drivers’ union lifted the strike that affected long distance services for five days, leaving thousands strained at bus stations across the country and committed to resume service “immediately.”

  • 13/05/2013 | Argentina

    BA province teachers threat with striking again

    The head of Suteba Buenos Aires province teachers' union Roberto Baradel today warned that if the provincial government refuses to come up with a better wage rise offer than the 22.6 percent hike granted by decree, the union is ready to strike again.”

  • 20/05/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires province teachers threaten to strike again

    The Buenos Aires province teachers' union announced in a press briefing today they will continue protesting "until the government improves the 22.6 percent wage hike offer."

  • 05/05/2013 | Argentina

    CNRT sanctions 130 bus firms as strike continues

    The National Commission for Transport Regulation (CNRT in Spanish) fined the companies involved in the current long distance bus firms strike conducted by the UTA transport union.

  • 06/05/2013 | Argentina

    'Strike remains in effect,' long distance bus drivers say after negotiations fail

    After meeting with Government officials in the Labour Ministry, business leaders from the Chamber of long distance buses said that they had failed to reach an agreement and that “the strike remains in effect,” as they warned about a possible scenario in which they would have to dismiss between 12 and 15 thousands bus drivers.

  • 06/05/2013 | Argentina

    For CNRT ‘It’s is not a strike, it’s a lockout”

    The head of the National Transport Regulation Committee (CNRT), Ariel Franetovich, assured today that the ongoing strike started last Thursday by UTA Transport union “is not a strike but a lockout.”

  • 29/04/2013 | Argentina

    CTA, Public and Subway workers strike against Macri's supression

    Public servants, and Subway workers announced a series of rallies and strikes for tomorrow as protesting against BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri and the suppression unleashed by Met Police against health workers, patients and journalists at the Hospital Borda.

  • 30/04/2013 | Argentina

    UTA goes on strike

    The Rail Automobile Union (UTA) launched a nationwide strike today expected to affect long distance passengers. The UTA looks to protest against “the threats of dismissals, job insecurity and the absence of the salary agreement.”

  • 04/05/2013 | Argentina

    UTA bus drivers' strike reaches 48 hours, negotiations at standstill

    Long distance bus drivers belonging to the Rail Automobile Union (UTA in Spanish) have ratified a strike action that has left hundreds of passengers stranded at the country’s bus stations for two days.

  • 16/04/2013 | Argentina

    Judicial reform: workers start 72-hour strike

    Judicial workers have launched a 72-hour strike strike in protest of the Government's judicial reform plans. Demonstrators rally outside the Plaza Lavalle in front of the Tribunales Courthouse.

  • 18/04/2013 | Argentina

    Judicial workers' strike continues

    The UEJN judicial workers’ union entered the second day of a 72-hour strike in protest of the government’s judicial reforms projects.

  • 22/04/2013 | Argentina

    Dissident CGT to go on 72-hour strike to protest judicial reform plans

    The leader of the judicial workers’ union, Julio Piumato, announced that they will go on a 72-hour strike next week in order to protest the judicial reform plans led by the Government.

  • 03/04/2013 | Argentina

    Teachers' unions suspend strike in light of La Plata floods

    The Buenos Aires province Teachers’ Unions Front decided to lift the 72-hour strike scheduled to take place after the Easter weekend in response to the recent events in the La Plata area and its surroundings.

  • 12/04/2013 | Argentina

    UTA bus drivers threaten strike actions for next week

    The Rail Automobile Union (UTA in Spanish) has warned it would launch a nationwide intermittent strike action as for next week if salary negotiations fail affecting short, middle and long distance passengers.

  • 12/04/2013 | Argentina

    Judicial reform: workers launch 72-hour strike

    Unionized judicial workers led by pro-Moyano Julio Piumato announced a general 72-hour strike for next week to protest three of the six justice reform bills fueled by the national government.

  • 24/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA Labour Minister: teachers are outrageous

    Buenos Aires provincial Labour Minister Oscar Cuartango said that the government had “already given its best salary offer” and that the teachers are “walking down to a dead-end” by “being outrageous.”

  • 26/03/2013 | Argentina

    Scioli summons teachers for negotiation meeting

    Buenos Aires Province Governor Daniel Scioli summoned all provincial teachers’ unions for an emergency meeting, thus seeking to unblock the ongoing conflict as teachers claim for an increase in pay.

  • 27/03/2013 | Argentina

    Micheli confirms new strike, protest along with Moyano's CGT

    The head of the anti-government CTA splinter Pablo Micheli confirmed a mid-April walkout and protest with Hugo Moyano CGT-led as a new pot-banging demonstration against the administration of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been called also for next month.

  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires province teachers threaten more strike action

    The dispute between BA province teachers and the administration of Daniel Scioli seems far from de-escalation. SUTEBA Leader Roberto Baradel has announced that a new walkout could be expected next week if the provincial government doest not improve the salary offer.

  • 14/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA province gov't ends salary negotiations, teachers announce new strike

    The Buenos Aires province government decided to unilaterally end wages talks with the teachers’ unions after they rejected a new 22.6 percent salary offer and announced yet another 48-hour strike next week and a demonstration.

  • 17/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA province teachers begin 48-hour strike

    The Union Front grouping Buenos Aires province teachers will begin a 48-hour strike on Monday as their struggle with the Scioli administration for higher salaries continues.

  • 04/03/2013 | Argentina

    BA province teachers threaten ‘full strike’

    Teachers in the Buenos Aires province threatened to go on strike for a full week next Monday if the provincial government does not present them with a better proposal in the wages negotiation.

  • 08/03/2013 | Argentina

    Sileoni questions teachers' strikes

    Education Minister Alberto Sileoni has strongly questioned the series of strikes called by unions over the past days, stating that “there is no indignity in teachers’ salaries” and that negotiations can not start “with a 48-hour walkout”.

  • 11/03/2013 | Argentina

    Teachers' union rejects proposal, to hold 48-hour strike

    Buenos Aires province teachers' union announced today another 48-hour strike for tomorrow and Wednesday, after considering "insufficient" a new wage offer presented by the provincial government.

  • 23/02/2013 | Argentina

    CTERA teachers' union announces strike for Monday

    CTERA teachers' union announced classes will not start on Monday, as they join the national strike against the 22 percent hike proposal set by the Education Ministry.

  • 23/02/2013 | Argentina

    Sileoni believes dialogue with unions will be resumed

    Education Minister Alberto Sileoni reminded that the teachers' salary "is set by every province" and that the national wage talk "is only to guide," and he also considered necessary to "ratify the dialogue and re-discuss the issue."

  • 24/02/2013 | Argentina

    Schoolyear to begin with massive nationwide teachers strike

    The 2013 school year will begin with empty classrooms in most of the country’s 24 provinces due to a strike led by several teachers’ unions resulted from their failure to reach a salary agreement with the Government.

  • 10/01/2013 | Argentina

    UTA lifts nat'l strike of long-distance buses

    After the intervention of the Labour Ministry and Interior and Transport Ministry, the bus drivers' union UTA decided to lift the long-distance buses' strike that had been announced earlier today.

  • 11/01/2013 | Argentina

    Bus companies, drivers reach agreement, lift strike

    The bus drivers' union (UTA) and the long-distance buses companies met at the Labour Ministry and agreed over the payment of travel allowances to the drivers, leading to the definite lift of the national strike announced last night.

  • 21/02/2013 | Argentina

    Teacher unions to strike on Monday

    Teacher unions will strike Monday to protest against a “poor wage offer” and the "Government’s unilateral decision of closing collective bargaining."

  • 27/12/2012 | Argentina

    Bank clerks on strike

    Bank clerks held a national strike today demanding the payment of 1,800 pesos allegedly owed due to wage negotiations. An assembly will be held by the union tomorrow to define a “struggle plan.”

  • 27/12/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't to apply sanctions on bank clerks over strikes

    The government said today that it would slap sanctions on bank clerks involved in the strike today, following their failure to comply with the mandatory conciliation ordered by the Labour Ministry regarding the workers’ wage demands.

  • 08/01/2013 | Argentina

    Liaison Board calls for 'social peace,' rules out strike

    The members of the Liaison Board met today at the headquarters of the Agrarian Federation (FAA) and called for "social peace," and also warned that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's government "looks for confrontation," but they did not announce any strike for the next days.

  • 19/12/2012 | Argentina

    'Gov't is taking typical IMF cuts recipes,' Moyano

    Dissident CGT boss Hugo Moyano assured that "the government is following the typical orthodox IMF recipes for austerity cuts, including frozen wages and even wage cuts despite the inflation devouring salaries."

  • 23/12/2012 | Argentina

    Rural Society confirms farmers' strike on Wednesday

    The head of the Argentine Rural Society (SRA) Luis Miguel Etchevehere once again criticized the National Government for its decision to annul the sale of the Rural Society grounds made in 1991 via a presidential decree because it was considered to be “irregular.”

  • 26/12/2012 | Argentina

    Bank workers to hold strike

    In spite of the mandatory conciliation issued by the Labour Ministry, bank workers announced they will hold a strike as wage talks with bank chambers failed, and stated they will meet on Friday to define an action plan. 

  • 05/12/2012 | Argentina

    Subway workers lift strike, meeting at midday

    Members of the AGTSyP breakaway union decided to lift the strike they were set to hold today, after they were called for a new hearing by the City Labour Under–Secretariat alongside concessionary company Metrovías.

  • 17/12/2012 | Argentina

    Teachers threaten school year

    Teachers unions from Santa Cruz and Entre Ríos are threatening to not begin the 2013 academic year if their demands for wage hikes are not resolved. The AGMER (Entre Ríos) has already decided to take up the measure, while ADOSAC (Santa Cruz) will decide at an assembly tomorrow.

  • 28/11/2012 | Argentina

    Public hospitals in Buenos Aires province go on strike

    Staff from 77 public hospitals across Buenos Aires province, belonging to workers union CICOP, went on strike for two hours today demanding improved security at health centres.

  • 29/11/2012 | Argentina

    Subway workers to continue strike

    Subway workers held a three-hour strike in each line today, after wage talks between Metrovías concessionary company and AGTSyP breakaway union failed yesterday and will continue the strike tomorrow.

  • 30/11/2012 | Argentina

    Subway union to continue strike on Monday

    Following failed negotiations with licensee company Metrovías on Wednesday, subway workers belonging to the breakaway AGTSyP union announced they will continue with the 3-hour strike at different times across all lines on Monday.

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    'Gov't should pay attention to the silence on the streets,' Moyano

    Dissident CGT leader Hugo Moyano assured that the support that the national strike received was “much stronger than we expected” and urged President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to listen to “pay attention to the silence on the streets."

  • 21/11/2012 | Argentina

    Governors label strike 'extortionate,' 'highly political'

    Kirchnerite governors from across the country spoke out on the strike organized yesterday by the dissident branch of the CGT labour confederation and the CTA workers union.

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    Union leaders say strike was 'highly successful'

    While main pickets that were affecting accesses to the City were lifted, the CTA union chief Pablo Micheli assured today's national strike was "a success."

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    President calls all workers 'to defend the Kirchnerite political project'

    Amidst the massive CGT-CTA national strike, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner wondered this morning on her Facebook account (Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner): “Does anyone want to go back to that Argentina whose economical model was bread for just a few and hunger for everybody or almost everybody?”

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    'It's a political picket and not a workers' strike,' Government says

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo came on stage this morning to question the massive CGT-CTA national strike and indicate that “it is a political strike and not in favor of the working classes.”

  • 18/11/2012 | Argentina

    City gov't warns waste collection affected by strike

    The Buenos Aires City government warned that the general strike summoned for Tuesday by the CGT and CTA union groupings “will affect the waste collection service during 48 hours,” and called on residents to refrain from taking out the rubbish tomorrow and on Tuesday.

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    Current state of transport and services affected by strike

    The CGT Azopardo-CTA national workers’ strike led by Pablo Micheli (CTA) and Hugo Moyano (CGT) was affecting the majority of the city-province train lines, urban underground train lines and bus services today.

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    Massive picketing isolates City

  • 14/11/2012 | Argentina

    Dissident CGT, CTA ratify strike despite CFK's announcement

    The dissident CGT led by Hugo Moyano and the faction of the Argentine Workers’ Union (CTA) led by Pablo Micheli ratified the national strike they will hold next Tuesday November 20th, despite President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s announcement that the income tax floor will be increased in 2013.

  • 17/11/2012 | Argentina

    Tuesday's national strike 'will be like none other' says Barrionuevo

    The head of the Blue and White CGT umbrella labour union Luis Barrionuevo, today said that the national labour union strike to take place on Tuesday “will be huge” also criticizing the government over end of year bonus payments.

  • 17/11/2012 | Argentina

    'Teachers strike is inopportune,' Scioli

    Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli deemed today the upcoming teachers’ strike as “inopportune.” “Even though strike is a constutional right, under these circumstances I consider it inopportune.”

  • 09/11/2012 | Argentina

    BA rubbish remains uncollected, rain sparks new health concerns

    Buenos Aires City streets remained littered with piles of rubbish bags today; amid a continued strike by CEAMSE rubbish processing workers. The interruption on waste collection reached its seventh day today sparking new health concerns by city residents, as heavy downpours have been forecasted.

  • 12/11/2012 | Argentina

    Micheli confirms CGT-CTA strike

    The head of the dissident CGT, Hugo Moyano, and his counterpart at the dissident CTA, Pablo Micheli, agreed to hold a national strike and a march on November 20.

  • 13/11/2012 | Argentina

    'Government's arrogancy pushed us to call for a nat'l strike,' Moyano

    CGT Labour Confederation head Hugo Moyano informed that the umbrella union won't participate in the dissident CTA workers union march to Plaza de Mayo set for November 20 as part of that day's national strike called by both entities.

  • 30/10/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't rejects CGT elections, Moyano prepares national strike

    Hugo Moyano revealed he received an official notification from the Labour Ministry reporting that it annulled the CGT elections which reelected him a secretary general of the labour confederation. He is preparing a national strike for November to protest against the measure.


  • 05/11/2012 | Argentina

    CEAMSE lifts strike, garbage collection to resume today

    Although workers have lifted the strike at the CEAMSE processing plants, the garbage collection service will be resumed tonight, union members said.

  • 06/11/2012 | Argentina

    Rubbish collection to be normalized by Thursday

    The rubbish collection in Buenos Aires City will be normalized by Thursday if CEAMSE workers do not summon a new assembly, union authorities and city government reported.

  • 20/09/2012 | Argentina

    Syrian air strike kills at least 54, activists

    At least 54 people were killed when a Syrian air strike hit a fuel station in the northern province of al-Raqqa, an area of heavy fighting between government and rebel forces, a British-based monitoring group said.

  • 24/09/2012 | Argentina

    CTA, Teamsters' Union march, strike to be held on October 10

    The march to Plaza de Mayo square organized by Pablo Micheli's CTA and Hugo Moyano's Teamsters' union that was scheduled for October 11 will be held the previous day after the head of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo foundation Hebe de Bonafini's request.

  • 12/10/2012 | Argentina

    Sarmiento train line service resumed

    The Sarmiento train line service was running again between Once and Moreno stations after being temporarily suspended this morning due to a strike by station workers.

  • 29/08/2012 | Argentina

    Teachers announce Friday strike over Macri sanctions

    Secretary-general of UTE-CTERA Teachers' union Eduardo López announced a 24-hour strike for this Friday after the City Ministry of Education decided to remove six teachers from their positions in a Monte Castro public school over a “disrespectful representation” of Mayor Mauricio Macri and Education Minister Esteban Bullrich in a video mocking.

  • 29/08/2012 | Argentina

    Railway Union announces 24 hour strike

    Railway Union delegate Rubén Sobrero announced a 24 hour strike in the Sarmiento, Mitre and Belgrano Norte railway lines to take place on Friday and urged users to "support" the measure.

  • 18/09/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters' union to march along Micheli's CTA

    The head of the CGT Labour Confederation, Hugo Moyano, announced that the teamsters' union will accompany Pablo Micheli's CTA in the demonstration against the government to be held in October.

  • 14/08/2012 | Argentina

    Strike suspended after 'precarious' agreement, Subway workers

    AGTSyP Subway and Tram workers’ breakaway union secretary-general Roberto Pianelli assured today that the agreement reached to resume the service is “minimum and way precarious, but enough to untie the conflict.”

  • 24/08/2012 | Argentina

    Córdoba tension continues as unionists march to Courts

    Following the clashes between unionists and police in the Córdoba City yesterday, three trade unions announced a 24-hour strike as well as organizing a march toward the main courts in order to demand the release of those arrested.

  • 25/08/2012 | Argentina

    Subway delegates warn conflict 'could return'

    Subway delegates head Roberto Pianelli warned that if Metrovías concessionary company does not comply with the agreement signed earlier this month “another conflict will be unavoidable."

  • 13/08/2012 | Argentina

    Subway: strike is lifted after workers, Metrovías reach agreement

    Subway workers announced that they were ending the strike they began 10 days ago after reaching an agreement with Metrovías. The subway service is expected to resume normally on Tuesday.

  • 13/08/2012 | Argentina

    National, City governments enter crossfire over subway 'nightmare'

    The national and capital city governments continued the grand row over who was responsible for the subway strike that lasted a total of ten days, as Senator Aníbal Fernández pointed the finger at Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri for the strike, while City Cabinet Chief Horacio Larreta labelled it "a hostage situation."

  • 14/08/2012 | Argentina

    After ten-day strike, subway service resumes

    All six lines of the subway and the Premetro overground tram service were resumed today following a ten-day union strike that had paralyzed transport across Buenos Aires City.

  • 11/08/2012 | Argentina

    Subway strike to continue 'practically indefinitely', Segovia

    Breakaway subway union leader Néstor Segovia assured that the eight day old subway strike will continue “indefinitely”, while UTA train and bus driver union leader Roberto Fernández said that “the service is taken over.”

  • 11/08/2012 | Argentina

    City Gov't fines unionists on strike nearly 5 million pesos

    The City Government sanctioned today the dissident subway workers –currently leading the longest subway strike in Argentine history, lasting a total of eight days so far- for five million pesos and reported them to the Judiciary and to the national Labour Ministry.

  • 12/08/2012 | Argentina

    National gov’t seeks to subjugate the BA City, Macri says

    Amidst the political tug of war that has held hostage almost one million City commuters daily for the past ten days, BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri, reaffirmed its position to assert that the current situation is part of “several lies incurred by the national government.”

  • 09/08/2012 | Argentina

    City doctors stage strike

    Doctors from the 33 hospitals managed by the Buenos Aires City government staged a 24-hour strike on Thursday to demand security and reject the violent incidents which have taken place recently, the association grouping health professionals reported yesterday.

  • 10/08/2012 | Argentina

    Subway workers' strike to continue after failed meeting

    AGTSyP subway workers union announced that they failed to reach an agreement with licensee company Metrovías and that the strike will continue for another 24 hours.

  • 10/08/2012 | Argentina

    'Subway delegates have the Nat'l Gov't support to continue with the strike'

    After the negotiations failed and a week of traffic chaos, Buenos Aires City Mayor gave a press conference in which he blamed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for the subway strike.

  • 08/08/2012 | Argentina

    Subway: Workers confirm sixth day of strike on Thursday

    After failing again to come to an agreement, unionists confirmed the decision to extend the subway strike one more day. “The City Government is responsible for this,” spokesman Enrique Rossito explained, and once again called on all parties involved in the conflict to convene to discuss salaries.

  • 08/08/2012 | Argentina

    City doctors announce 24-hour strike after Santojanni Hospital incidents

    Workers from city hospitals announced that from tomorrow they are to go on a 24-hour strike, in support of the demands for better safety, put forward first by the staff of public hospital Santojanni in Liniers today.

  • 09/08/2012 | Argentina

    Subway: City Gov't issues mandatory conciliation

    After several comings and goings, the City Government finally decided to issue a mandatory conciliation in the subway conflict after workers announced they had decided to extend the strike one more day. However, unionists said they would gather in assembly all night to analyze the measure.

  • 03/08/2012 | Argentina

    Subway workers strike begins, no service over the weekend

    Buenos Aires City is to be left with no subway service for two days affecting thousands of passengers. The strike began at 9pm and will continue on Saturday and Sunday. UTA train and subway workers union lifted the 72 hour-long strike they had called for Monday.

  • 05/08/2012 | Argentina

    City chaos as Subway workers extend strike

    As the deadline for potential salary negotiations with Metrovías expired, unionists working in the six subway lines and the Premetro tram decided to extend the strike for 24 hours, until today's midnight. Thus, City commuters are experiencing a living hell as lines to catch buses and taxis dominate the urban scene.

  • 07/08/2012 | Argentina

    Subway strike to continue one more day

    Subway workers will hold a fifth consecutive day of strike after wage hike negotiations with breakway union AGTSyP, UTA union leaders, Metrovías concessionary company, SBASE officials and City lawmaker María José Lubertino and a Federal Judge failed.

  • 31/07/2012 | Argentina

    Subway workers to go on strike

    UTA train and subway drivers union will go on a 72 hour strike beginning on Monday, due to their wage demands not being met by Metrovías concessionary company. Labour Minister Carlos Tomada warned the national Government will not intervene in the conflict.

  • 01/08/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters' union calls off national strike

    The teamsters’ union decided not to carry out a national strike after the Buenos Aires province district of Quilmes reached an agreement with Covelia rubbish collecting company to extend the contracts for some recently dismissed workers for three months.

  • 01/08/2012 | Argentina

    Five day subway strike announced

    Subway workers from the breakaway AGTSyP union announced a two day strike in addition to the UTA subway and tram workers' union's 72-hour strike that begins on Monday. Therefore, subway will be out of service from Friday at 9pm affecting all lines, lasting a total of five days.

  • 20/07/2012 | Argentina

    Teachers to lift strike if midyear bonus is paid

    SUTEBA teachers’ union secretary-general Roberto Baradel reiterated today teachers will lift the strike scheduled to start after July’s winter break if the midyear bonus is paid by next week.

  • 21/07/2012 | Argentina

    Santa Cruz Police to lift strike after 19 days

    Santa Cruz police officers accepted the wage hike offered by the province’s Government and will lift the strike they hold, which entered its 19th day and that prompted the Security Ministry to deploy border guards to guarantee security.

  • 24/07/2012 | Argentina

    BA province teachers' salaries to be paid in full despite recent strikes

    The salaries of Buenos Aires province teachers involved in strikes to claim the payment of the midyear bonus will be paid in full, Governor Daniel Scioli announced on Tuesday.

  • 17/07/2012 | Argentina

    BA province teachers reject bonus payment schedule

    FEB education workers’ head Mirta Petrocini confirmed that classes would not resume in Buenos Aires province, and urged the provincial administration to pay the midyear bonus as soon as possible despite the government’s decision to pay it in two installments before August 15.

  • 17/07/2012 | Argentina

    Garré orders deployment of 240 security forces members to Santa Cruz

    Security Minister Nilda Garré ordered the deployment of 240 armed forces members including border guards, prefecture officers and Federal Police officers to Santa Cruz province, following Governor Daniel Peralta’s request to guarantee security due to the provincial police strike, which is on its consecutive 15th day.

  • 19/07/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires enters fifth day with rubbish piles on streets

    Buenos Aires City enters the fifth day of a waste collection conflict, as 10 thousand tons of waste started being lifted from the streets after an agreement with rubbish recycling cooperatives.

  • 13/07/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires province civil servants to strike next week

    The Buenos Aires province chapter of the CTA labour grouping led by Pablo Micheli announced they will carry out a new 48-hour strike next week in the province, in further rejection of the midyear bonus payment in instalments by Daniel Scioli’s government.

  • 14/07/2012 | Argentina

    Thousands of tourists leave City for winter holidays

    Following the lifting of the long distance buses strike backed by UTA union, winter holidays began today, with thousands of people leaving the City.

  • 16/07/2012 | Argentina

    Subway workers threaten with walkout

    Subway and tram workers union (AGSTYP) leader Néstor Segovia came on stage to say that workers might go on strike after Metrovías Company decided to pull 20 trains out of service due to malfunctioning and lack of maintenance funds for considering it a "management lockout."

  • 04/07/2012 | Argentina

    BA province state workers protest across City, La Plata

    The Buenos Aires province chapter of the CTA labour grouping along with state workers represented by ATE and members of the province’s biggest teaching union Suteba went on strike in rejection of the four-installment payment offer for mid-year bonuses, blocking off roads across the City and La Plata.

  • 09/07/2012 | Argentina

    Waste collection service resumes

    The waste collection workers lifted the blockade at the CEAMSE landfill, leading to the normalization of the service that had been cancelled yesterday.

  • 12/07/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires workers begin second day of strike

    Teachers, court workers, health and administrative workers in the province of Buenos Aires began today their second day of a 48-hour strike to protest the government’s payment of midyear bonuses in four installments.

  • 26/06/2012 | Argentina

    'The Gov't stopped giving answers to worker's claims,' Moyano

    CGT leader Hugo Moyano fired back at Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and assured that the relationship ended “when the Government stopped giving answers to the workers."

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    Unions split over strike

    The strike and demonstration called for today at Plaza de Mayo by Hugo Moyano, secretary-general for both the teamsters and the CGT union umbrella group, won support and rejections.

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    Public services affected by today's strike

    Due to today's teamster union strike certain public services will be affected, including rubbish collection, fuel and food distribution. The subway, trains and short and long-distance buses will operate normally. Flights will be affected between 11am and 6pm.

  • 22/06/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters' strike 'a wake up call for CFK', Macri

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri warned that “arrogant governments do no get us anywhere” and said he considers next week’s march and general strike as a wake up call to the President.

  • 25/06/2012 | Argentina

    'National strike still on,' Moyano

    CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano came on stage to ratify this Wednesday’s national strike, by emphasizing that “those who say the strike will be called off are talking pure rubbish.”

  • 26/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK hits back at Moyano, 'extortion measures will not get in my way'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner further criticized CGT umbrella labour movement head Hugo Moyano today during a televised speech at the Government House ahead of tomorrow’s strike, and stated that border guards would not be deployed to patrol the Plaza de Mayo during the CGT rally scheduled to take place at the historic square.  

  • 21/06/2012 | Argentina

    Tomada announces 4M pesos fine for Teamsters’ Union

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada announced that throughout the day a 4 millions pesos fine will be addressed to the Teamsters’ Union due to its rejection to the compulsory conciliation dictated by the Ministry after the truckers rejected a 22 percent salary increase offered by the sector’s businessmen.

  • 21/06/2012 | Argentina

    Truckers' strike: Gov't takes legal action against Moyanos, fuel shortage reported

    As Teamsters' Union head Pablo Moyano is expected to give a press conference at 4pm, the truckers’ national strike continues affecting mainly the fuel distribution which leaves the country on the verge of a possible oil and gas shortage within the next few hours. Meanwhile, the Labour Ministry has announced a 4 million pesos fine to the truckers’ union, while the Interior Ministry has officially filed charges against Hugo and Pablo Moyano. On the afternoon, truckers in company of other allied unions are to head a massive demonstration to Plaza de Mayo.

  • 21/06/2012 | Argentina

    Anti-hoarding law enforced by the Government

    Planning Minister Julio De Vido gave a press conference today at the Economy Ministry amid the teamsters' strike on transportation of fuel and said the Government "will take all necessary legal action to resolve the situation," which could include bringing the anti-hoarding law into effect.

  • 20/06/2012 | Argentina

    Fuel distribution begins after clashes

    As Gendarmerie officers clashed with truck drivers in a fuel refinery in Greater Buenos Aires area of La Matanza, several trucks were able to leave the premises to begin distribution in order to guarantee gas supply, in localities affected by the teamster's strike, Security Secretary Sergio Berni confirmed

  • 20/06/2012 | Argentina

    'Strike will take place until Friday,' Pablo Moyano confirms

    Teamsters’ union secretary Pablo Moyano confirmed that the strike will take place until Friday morning, as he addressed reporters while blocking a fuel refinery in La Matanza.

  • 20/06/2012 | Argentina

    Truckers' strike: Gov't takes legal action against Moyano, fuel shortage reported

    CGT leader Hugo Moyano announced that the teamsters’ union has extended the national strike to include all distribution branches, following the Government’s legal action against the union leader and his son Pablo, accusing them of "aggravated threats." Moyano retaliated by calling for a national teamsters' drive and vowed to lead a demonstration to Plaza de Mayo next week.

  • 20/06/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters begin 3-day nationwide strike; fuel shortage foreseen

    The teamsters’ union led by Pablo Moyano started a strike on a nationwide level until Friday and refused to abide by the mandatory conciliation issued by the Labour Ministry. Drivers have set multiple blockades at major oil refineries, which might lead into a fuel shortage at petrol stations.

  • 20/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK back in Buenos Aires to monitor teamsters

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is back in Buenos Aires to monitor the teamster's strike, after cutting her international trip short. She landed at the Metropolitan airport shortly before 9 pm, and is expected to meet with members of her Cabinet.

  • 20/06/2012 | Argentina

    'They are trying to scare our workers,' Moyano

    Teamsters’ union Secretary General Hugo Moyano warned that the Government deployed gendarmerie officers to oil refineries and distributors where truck drivers are blocking fuel and petrol distribution.

  • 07/06/2012 | Argentina

    Tractors march to mark second day of farmers strike

    Farmers took their tractors to the countryside roads across the country to mark the second day of a nationwide strike and halt of grain sales called to protest higher taxes in Buenos Aires province.

  • 07/06/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't has 'no plans' to change farming sector agenda

    The National Government warned that it has "no plans" to change the farming sector's agenda, therefore will not meet with members of the Liaison Board amid a national strike that began on Wednesday to protest against the property tax hikes in the Buenos Aires province.

  • 19/06/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't warns teamsters' union of 'sanctions' over 72-hour strike

    Vice-President Amado Boudou warned that came out in response to the teamsters’ union announcement that they would carry a nationwide strike until Friday, and assured that “they will have to accept any sanctions the Government decides to impose” after they refused to accept a mandatory conciliation issued on Tuesday morning. He also warned that the Supply Law could be enforced.

  • 02/06/2012 | Argentina

    Farmers begin 9-day strike

    Buenos Aires province farmers started a nine-day freeze on grains and cattle sales today  to protest against a tax hike and land reform sponsored by Governor Daniel Scioli.

  • 03/06/2012 | Argentina

    FAA hopes to find 'dialogue and consensus' with Scioli

    As the farmers strike in the Buenos Aires province continues, the vice-president of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA), Guillermo Gianassi, said he still hopes “the can find some dialogue and consensus with governor Daniel Scioli.”

  • 05/06/2012 | Argentina

    Liaison Board to hold seven-day national strike

    Liaison Board members announced they will hold a strike to protest against the property tax increase in the Buenos Aires province, among other issues.

  • 17/05/2012 | Argentina

    Subway: City gov't urged to join wage talks

    The national government urged the city government to take responsibility for a subway strike that was affecting millions of commuters, while Metrovías subway company called city officials to join wage negotiations.

  • 17/05/2012 | Argentina

    Multiple protests across BA city create traffic chaos

    Multiple protests on main routes entering the city of Buenos Aires and downtown area complicated traffic flow on Thursday afternoon, in addition to the effects of the subway strike. Along the 9 de Julio Avenue, two sectors were blocked off, including the intersection with Santa Fe Avenue and Avenida de Mayo.

  • 17/05/2012 | Argentina

    Subway: unions threaten to hold 3-day strike next week

    The UTA and AGTSyP unions threatened yesterday with further subway strikes if their conflict with Metrovías remains unresolved next week.

  • 13/05/2012 | Argentina

    BA province farming producers call on new strike against tax reform

    The Buenos Aires and La Pampa Rural Associations Confederation (CARBAP) and the Argentine Rural Society (SRA) called for a new halt in grain and cattle trading from Wednesday to Sunday in Buenos Aires province in protest of the provincial tax reform.

  • 15/05/2012 | Argentina

    Subway workers pull forward strike, to start tomorrow at midday

    The bus and subway drivers’ union (UTA) announced they were pulling forward a strike to Wednesday at midday, that will affect all subway lines as well as the Premetro tram, and that it would last for 36 hours, in light of the failed salary negotiations. 

  • 02/05/2012 | Argentina

    Railway union cancels strike as Labour Ministry issues compulsory conciliation

    The Labour Ministry issued a compulsory conciliation for railway workers as one of the unions had threatened with a national strike for today.

  • 07/05/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters on strike

    Teamsters stopped supplying fuel on a nationwide scale after midnight as part of a strike called by the union, protesting high level of unregistered workers in the sector.

  • 09/05/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters’ union threatens with nationalizing fuel distribution strike

    The Teamsters’ union led by Pablo Moyano has threatened with nationalizing the current strike held by fuel-tankers drivers, as workers keep their claims against Dapsa Fuel Distribution Company.

  • 15/04/2012 | Argentina

    Line 60 drivers lift strike

    Drivers of 60 bus line decided to resume the service after five consecutive days on strike. According to bus drivers' delegate Mario Andrés Molina, the decision came after reaching a "temporary and informal agreement" with authorities of MONSA SA company on regards the employees' demands of reinstating four employes and granting a wage hike.

  • 19/04/2012 | Argentina

    Subway workers go on 4-hour strike

    Subway and Pre-Metro tram workers’ delegates held a 4-hour strike as part of their claims to be included at this year’s collective bargaining talks. The measure took place from 7pm to 11pm, and the service will be resumed with the first train at 5:30am.

  • 23/04/2012 | Argentina

    Subway workers to strike on Thursday

    Workers from the Subway and Pre-Metro Workers Union Association announced today a general strike on Thursday between 11am and 4pm, as they claim Metrovías Company to include them in the collective bargaining talks.

  • 12/04/2012 | Argentina

    60 bus line strike to continue indefinitely

    Unionists announced that the 60 bus line strike is set to continue indefinitely, as a meeting between delegates, representatives from the Monsa bus company and Labour Ministry officials failed to reach an agreement on Thursday.

  • 12/04/2012 | Argentina

    Subway C line resumes service after five-hour strike

    Outsourced security staff from the Metrovías subway company, who had set up a roadblock on the tracks between the Av. de Mayo and Diagonal Norte stations, decided to end their protest after a five-hour strike and allowed the C Line to resume service.

  • 14/04/2012 | Argentina

    60 bus line drivers take over headquarters, maintain strike

    Drivers of 60 bus line decided on Saturday to maintain their strike, which affects at least 250 thousand users daily and took over the line’s headquarters in Greater Buenos Aires area of Ingeniero Maschwitz, as the provincial police and gendarmerie officers guarded the area.

  • 09/04/2012 | Argentina

    BA City teachers to go on strike

    Secretary-General of the Ademys Teachers’ union, Carlos Oroz, confirmed to reporters that capital City public schools will go on strike tomorrow as part of their claims against the City government’s plan to dismantle 96 classes due to the lack of pupil.

  • 10/04/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires City teachers on strike, protest outside Legislature

    Buenos Aires City teachers pertaining to the Ademys union carried out a 24-hour strike and marched toward the City Legislature to further insist their complaints against the Mauricio Macri's administration's plan to merge 96 classes due to the lack of pupils.

  • 11/04/2012 | Argentina

    Labour Ministry issues mandatory conciliation for 60 bus line drivers

    The Labour Ministry issued a mandatory conciliation for the 60 bus line strike and protesters were analyzing whether to abide by the ruling or to continue with the strike they began on Tuesday to claim for the reinstatement of fired workers.

  • 21/03/2012 | Argentina

    Subway strike lifted

    After holding a two-hour service strike, the city's subway service was up and running again. Subway workers announced the measure yesterday and made their final decision to go through with the strike today, bringing all services to a halt between 2 pm and 4 pm.

  • 28/03/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters to strike on Friday

    The truck drivers union led by Hugo and Pablo Moyano have called for a strike and announced that workers in charge of supermarket distribution will not work on Friday, to protest against an ongoing conflict with Eki supermarket chain.

  • 29/03/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters' union lift Friday's strike

    The truck drivers’ union announced it lifted the national strike and march towards the Labour Ministry scheduled for Friday, as a new opportunity to negotiate over the situation of the 2,300 workers of Eki supermarket chain appeared.

  • 19/03/2012 | Argentina

    Bus line 60 drivers plan to strike

    Drivers from the number 60 bus line are in a permanent union meeting due to the "arbitrary dismissal" of four employees as well as other labour demands, and could go on strike for the rest of the day.

  • 19/03/2012 | Argentina

    Grains truckers to go on strike in eight provinces

    Grains truckers called an indefinite strike today to demand higher pay rates just as the agricultural powerhouse starts its key soy harvesting season.

  • 20/03/2012 | Argentina

    Subway D line goes on surprise strike

    Subway’s D line service was suspended after the workers held a surprise strike due to the death of one of their colleagues at Congreso de Tucumán station.

  • 13/03/2012 | Argentina

    Teachers' unions accept BA province gov't wage offer

    After a very public dispute and several strikes, teachers' unions in the Buenos Aires province reached an agreement with the provincial government and solved a weeks-long dispute sparked by what they considered was a very low basic salary offer.

  • 13/03/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano on possibility of general strike: 'all options are on the table'

    CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano once again repeated that he doesn’t rule out calling a general strike because, as the Government continues to ignore their claims, workers “are reaching the limit of their patience.”

  • 15/03/2012 | Argentina

    Labour Ministry issues mandatory conciliation in coach strike

    The Labour Ministry issued a mandatory conciliation after the meeting held with UTA transport workers's union authorities and transport companies representatives following the strike held on Thursday due to wage claims. The mandatory conciliation will be enforced for ten days 'to guarante bus services.'

  • 08/03/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires province gov’t and teachers wage talks to continue on Monday

    Negotiations between the Buenos Aires province Government and teacher unions will continue on Monday, following a meeting held at the the Public Sector’s Collective Bargaining Under-Secretariat in La Plata.

  • 08/03/2012 | Argentina

    Grain ships halted, dockers walk off job

    Crews needed to guide ships through Argentine ports will stay off the job until more staff is assigned to work busy docking shifts, a union leader said on Thursday.

  • 12/03/2012 | Argentina

    SUTEBA’s Barabel says teachers waiting gov't call to resume wage talks

    Negotiations between the Buenos Aires province government and teacher unions were due to resume today but according to union leaders the Province’s Labour Ministry has not called the teachers back to the negotiations table yet.

  • 04/03/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano hopes he is not 'pushed to call for a general strike'

    As tensions between the CGT labour confederation and the National Government continue to rise, the organization’s leader Hugo Moyano once again targeted the Fernández de Kirchner administration over the lack of progress in the collective bargaining talks and warned that he hopes “they don’t push him into a general strike.”

  • 06/03/2012 | Argentina

    Teachers go on national strike

    Buenos Aires province teachers’ union ratified the 48-hours national strike scheduled for today and Wednesday to demand a wage hike above from the one offered by the provincial government ($2,800 pesos).

  • 07/03/2012 | Argentina

    BA province teachers conclude second day of strike

    Teachers in the Buenos Aires province finished their 48-hour strike on Wednesday, a protest that on both days was joined by a high percentage of teachers. They are now waiting for a better offer from the Government which they believe “will end the conflict.”

  • 23/02/2012 | Argentina

    Misiones police officers reject Govt's proposal, strike continues

    Over a thousand police officers who continue to take over the Comando Radioeléctrico building in Misiones rejected the provincial Government’s 40 percent wage hike offer. Negotiations between Maurice Closs’ administration continued to negotiate in order to solve the dispute.

  • 24/02/2012 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires province teachers to go on strike

    Suteba teacher union announced they would stage a 24-hour strike next Tuesday, the first day of school in Buenos Aires province, after they failed to reach a deal with the provincial government over a wage hike.

  • 29/02/2012 | Argentina

    Workers ratify subway lines will go on strike on Thursday

    All five subway lines will go on strike on Thursday, the UTA train and subway drivers union announced, to protest against the lack of security caused by the withdrawal of police officers from all stations that will start on March 1st.

  • 28/12/2011 | Argentina

    Labour Ministry issues compulsory conciliation for fuel dealers, avoids strike

    The Labour Ministry issued a compulsory conciliation for Fuel Dealers Federation (FOESGRA in Spanish) after the union had threaten with a national strike for Dec. 31 claiming for the automatic extension of suppliers work contracts.

  • 14/01/2012 | Argentina

    Subway union assures 'there's no risk of a strike'

    The head of the subway workers union, Néstor Segovia, assured today that on Monday they are to free up the turnstiles at subway stations once more, “if the Judiciary fails to take action on the recent hike.”

  • 24/01/2012 | Argentina

    Florida street peddlers go on hunger strike

    Four women and a man from the Free Vendors’ Movement Francisco Jofré began a hunger strike to protest the City Government’s recent decision to ban street peddlers from the Florida pedestrian street.

  • 16/11/2011 | Argentina

    Teacher unions, City Gov't to continue Classification Boards debate next Wednesday

    The secretary general of the Education Workers’ Union (UTE), Eduardo López, confirmed that negotiations regarding changes in the teachers’ Classification Board will resume “next Wednesday.”

  • 09/12/2011 | Argentina

    Subway line C strikes over fight between security guard and passenger

    Union delegates of subway line C decide to strike unexpectedly, after a fight broke out between a passenger and a security guard in Lavalle station.

  • 20/12/2011 | Argentina

    Judiciary workers protest in front of the Courts

    Judiciary workers from the Union for Employees of the Nation’s Judiciary (UEJN) staged a protest during the morning in front of the Court House downtown, marking a “national strike” held by the union in demand of better wages.

  • 14/11/2011 | Argentina

    Government reports APTA union

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada informed today that the national government reported the Technical Aeronautical Staff Association (APTA) over the strike conducted since last Saturday that paralyzed all Aerolíneas Argentinas international flights.

  • 14/11/2011 | Argentina

    BA province teachers go on strike; 4 million students affected

    Teachers in Buenos Aires province will hold a 24-hour strike in public and private schools, demanding the opening of bargain talks as the unions seek for a wage increase. The strike affects 4 million students, and unions already warned that the conflict could be extended.

  • 14/11/2011 | Argentina

    Nearly all BA province public schools go on strike

    A high number of public schools in the Buenos Aires province joined the main teachers’ unions on the strike they staged on Monday, affecting classes in private schools as well. BA province teachers are demanding for higher salaries.

  • 20/10/2011 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires teachers strike continues

    Teachers from the Union of Education Workers (UTE) alongside Ademys, UDA; CAMYP, SEDEBA and AMET unions started the second day of a 48-hour teaching strike in Buenos Aires City.

  • 01/11/2011 | Argentina

    BA province teachers ratify 48-hour strike

    Members of the Buenos Aires Teachers’ Union (Udocba) confirmed the strike to be held on Thursday and Friday to claim for a 3,100 pesos minimum wage and the renewal of wage talks, among other measures.

  • 10/11/2011 | Argentina

    Teachers' union announces new strikes

    After the third meeting between the City Teacher’s union and City government officials, the former decided to go on strike in 15 days in repeal of the elimination of the teacher Classification Boards.

  • 01/10/2011 | Argentina

    Sarmiento train line resumes service after strike over railway union leader's detention

    The Sarmiento train line resumed its normal activity at midnight, after its workers lifted the strike they held for several hours on Friday in protest of the detention of railway union leaders Rubén Sobrero and spokesman Leonardo Portorreal.

  • 07/10/2011 | Argentina

    60 bus line drivers lift strike

    Drivers of the 60 bus line lifted the strike they held for two hours after the granddaughter of one of the company's union delegates was assaulted and received death threats.

  • 17/10/2011 | Argentina

    Teachers call 48-hr strike in protest of City Gov't bill

    Teachers in the City of Buenos Aires have called a 48-hour strike on Wednesday and Thursday in protest of the City government’s bill intending to eliminate Classification Boards and for the full recognition of the City’s Teacher Statute.

  • 22/09/2011 | Argentina

    60 bus line drivers ratify strike

    Workers of Monsa company, which runs the 60 bus line, ratified their strike, which entered its fourth day, due to wage claims. The drivers stressed they will keep their measure until the money they are owed is paid and rejected the mandatory conciliation issued by the Labour Ministry.

  • 23/09/2011 | Argentina

    60 bus line drivers strike ends

    Workers of Monsa company, which runs the 60 bus line, lifted their strike after five days without the service as drivers demanded improvements on wages.

  • 30/09/2011 | Argentina

    Railway union leader arrested; Sarmiento workers go on strike

    Railway union leader Rubén Sobrero and spokesman Leonardo Portorreal were arrested as they were both accused of participating in the incidents occurred in May, when several people set a Sarmiento train on fire. The Labour Ministry ordered a mandatory conciliation over the conflict triggered by the Sarmiento train line workers’ strike to protest the detentions.

  • 29/06/2011 | Argentina

    Santa Cruz teachers request re-opening of wage talks with Peralta

    Teachers in Santa Cruz put forward a plea to Daniel Peralta’s provincial government to resume talks over reaching a wage deal amidst the heavy conflicts over salaries in the teaching sector.

  • 06/07/2011 | Argentina

    Banco Ciudad workers on strike

    Banco Ciudad workers announced that they are on strike, involving workers from all branches today, which will affect pension and benefit allowance payees from collecting payments across the entire city.

  • 20/09/2011 | Argentina

    Labour Ministry orders mandatory conciliation over 60 bus line conflict

    The Labour Ministry ordered the mandatory conciliation over the conflict with workers from the 60 bus line. The order established the measure for the next 15 days and urges the workers to lift the strike.

  • 17/06/2011 | Argentina

    Gutiérrez Children's Hospital announces new strike for end of June

    Following the Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital’s 24-hour strike staged by doctors, nurses and medical professionals yesterday, staff announced a new 48-hour strike which will take place on the June 28 and 29, furthering their salary demands.

  • 20/06/2011 | Argentina

    Santa Cruz teacher unions strike to continue

    Santa Cruz province teacher unions have decided to continue with the strike they began on April 15 in demand of a 50 percent wage increase, despite the mandatory conciliation that they were ordered to abide by two separate court rulings. They have decided to send a group of teachers to Buenos Aires with the aim of taking their protest to a national level.

  • 28/06/2011 | Argentina

    Santa Cruz teachers lift strike

    The largest Santa Cruz teachers’ delegations took to their provincial conference in Caleta Olivia a statement in which they decided to call off the strike they began on April 15th. Their position had already been announced during their last assembly meeting, union sources confirmed.

  • 15/06/2011 | Argentina

    Santa Cruz teachers reject gov't offer, decide to continue strike

    After meeting in assembly, Santa Cruz teachers rejected the provincial government’s salary proposal and decided to carry on with a strike that has lasted over 50 days. Governor Daniel Peralta might declare their protest illegal. 

  • 16/06/2011 | Argentina

    Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital staff stage 24-hour strike

    Doctors, medical staff, and nurses from the Ricardo Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital were staging a strike today, due to staff shortages within the medical facility, and to re-open the collective bargaining over wages with the City government.  

  • 16/06/2011 | Argentina

    Santa Cruz governor Peralta awaits ruling enabling him to dismiss teachers

    While Santa Cruz province teachers ratified their rejection to the wage increase ordered by Governor Daniel Peralta, the gubernatorial administration currently awaits a ruling that determines the illegality of the 52-day long strike.

  • 09/06/2011 | Argentina

    60 bus line strike lifted, service resumed

    After a day of protests that included staging a roadblock on the Pan-American Highway, drivers from the 60 bus line finally lifted their strike after midnight. They protests were sparked by demands that the Monsa transportation company paid their salaries in due form.

  • 10/06/2011 | Argentina

    Students takeover teachers' union headquarters in Santa Cruz province

    Tension mounts in Santa Cruz as a group of students entered to the headquarters of the teachers’ union in the province (ADOSAC) and blocked the exit to the union leaders to claim for the conflict to end and resume the classes, according to the OPI Santa Cruz site.

  • 11/06/2011 | Argentina

    Teachers' unions summoned to solve conflict in Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz’s Labour Department summoned two teachers’ unions involved in the conflict for Monday and urged them to abide the mandatory conciliation and to “immediately lift” the strike which began on April 15 for undetermined time, the provincial government reported.

  • 06/05/2011 | Argentina

    Bus companies to strike if fuel shortage continues

    The committee of the bus companies of Buenos Aires City and Greater Buenos Aires warned that “several bus services had to reduce their frequencies, and could lead to a total strike due to the constant inconvenient with the fuel distribution.”

  • 08/06/2011 | Argentina

    60 bus line drivers go on strike

    Drivers of the 60 bus line decided to go on strike after the MONSA transportation company failed to pay salaries in due time. "We are going on strike for an undetermined period of time,” union delegate Angel Pericaro said. “As soon as the buses arrive at the terminal they will remain there and won’t continue their shifts.”

  • 09/06/2011 | Argentina

    Gov’t says teachers’ strike in Santa Cruz is ‘downright extortion’

    Education Minister Alberto Sileoni referred to the ongoing conflict with teachers in the Santa Cruz province, and said that their decision to indefinitely carry on with a strike “is downright extortive.”

  • 27/04/2011 | Argentina

    Labour Ministry orders mandatory conciliation in banking conflict

    The Labour Ministry ordered for a mandatory conciliation between the bank employee's union and the bank chambers, after they announced a full strike tomorrow in the city of Buenos Aires due to a failed round of negotiations in which workers demanded a 35 percent salary raise but businessmen counter offered only 24 percent.

  • 04/05/2011 | Argentina

    INTI, Labour Ministry workers to go on strike, demonstrate

    ATE state workers confirmed to the BuenosAiresHerald.com that workers of the Labour Ministry and the Industrial Technology National Institute (INTI) will go on strike and will demonstrate in front of the ministry to claim for better wages and the end of illegal work in the organizations.

  • 05/05/2011 | Argentina

    Oil refinery workers back on strike

    After a 24-hour truce in the refinery workers conflict, the union failed to reach an agreement after meeting again with Labour Ministry officials, and decided to call a national strike for an undetermined period of time, union leader Alberto Roberti said.

  • 18/04/2011 | Argentina

    60 bus line drivers meet with company's representatives as strike continues

    As bus drivers in the 60 bus line remain on strike, the Ministry of Labour called on the MONSA bus corporation to immediately comply with the joint agreement signed by the company and the driver’s union representatives last April 11th, and offered to mediate in the conflict in case of different interpretations in the accord.

  • 20/04/2011 | Argentina

    60 bus line strike lifted

    After three days of protests and Labour Minister Carlos Tomada’s intervention, workers of the 60 bus line and Monsa transportation company reached an agreement and lifted the strike-

  • 26/04/2011 | Argentina

    Santa Cruz oil workers lift strike

    After 26 days, Santa Cruz oil workers decided to lift the strike that kept the production of oil stalled. The measure, which stated April 1st in demand of better working conditions and increase in salaries, ended Tuesday night. But the activities will return to a normal pace on Wednesday morning, a Santa Cruz Private Oil Worker's union delegate announced.

  • 05/04/2011 | Argentina

    Sarmiento railway line workers announce 24-hr strike on Thursday

    Workers in the former Sarmiento railway line announced they will be staging a 24-hour strike on Thursday, after negotiations for a 23 percent salary hike failed. The workers currently demand a 40 percent hike.

  • 06/04/2011 | Argentina

    Sarmiento railway line workers lift strike

    Workers in the former Sarmiento railway line announced they lifted the 24-hour strike scheduled for today after approving the wage proposal presented by Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi.

  • 07/04/2011 | Argentina

    Doctors announce strike on 33 BA City hospitals in protest of police pullout

    Buenos Aires City’s Municipal Doctors Association (AMM) announced that the 33 city’s public hospitals will go on strike tomorrow due to the decision of the National Security Ministry of pulling out and cancelling the contracts of the Federal Police officers who were guarding public sites.

  • 18/03/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano suspends Monday's national strike

    The head of the CGT Labour Confederation Hugo Moyano suspended the national strike and demonstration that was going to be held on Monday, but warned the government that their aim is to take the workers to “the power.” In his speech, the union leader rejected the Justice’s accusations, assured he has “nothing to do with Covelia” and blasted the press.

  • 19/03/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't says their relationship with CGT 'is the same as always'

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández expressed today that the Government’s relationship with the CGT Labour Confederation, “is the same as always”, even after the threat of a transport strike had been issued, which eventually was lifted yesterday.

  • 01/04/2011 | Argentina

    'We've made a very important step forward,' Moyano says on meeting with Gov't

    The CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano celebrated today, as the minimum income tax floor was raised by 20% for his workers. “We’ve made a very important step forward,” he stated.

  • 25/02/2011 | Argentina

    Rail strike lifted

    The Railway Union staged a 12-hour strike paralizing the Roca, San Martín, Mitre, Belgrano and Urquiza lines and affecting thousands of passengers.

  • 26/02/2011 | Argentina

    Labour Ministry ratifies 'possible sanctions' for Friday's train strike

    Labour Minister ratified that the board is “analyzing the application of pecuniary sanctions or even a trial” due to the unfulfillment of the mandatory conciliation which was dictated over the train strike to protest against the arrest of the head of the Ferroviaria railway union, José Pedraza.

  • 17/03/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition accuses Moyano of using strike for 'personal issues'

    Members of the opposition harshly criticized the head of the CGT Labour Confederation Hugo Moyano for the truck drivers’ union strike and demanded that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner must intervene in the issue to stop the measure.

  • 26/01/2011 | Argentina

    Subway union meets with Labour reps to avoid strike

    Néstor Segovia, a representative from the subway workers' union, confirmed that the strike that was being talked about by union directors would be cancelled if an agreement was reached. Earlier, the head of the Line B, Claudio Dellacarbonera, had said that no proposal had been accepted from the Metrovías company.

  • 02/02/2011 | Argentina

    Workers lift grains ports strike

    Grains workers obeyed a government order to halt a week-long wage strike that had delayed shipments and paralyzed soy-processing plants, a union leader said.

  • 11/02/2011 | Argentina

    Subway workers stage protest, threaten to hold strike next Tuesday

    Workers from subway line B opened turnstiles today between seven and ten in the morning to allow commuters to travel free in demand of more trains and personnel.

  • 19/01/2011 | Argentina

    Ruralists threaten to repeat strike

    Ruralists threatened to repeat a strike that has paralyzed grain sales this week in one of the world's biggest food providers.

  • 21/01/2011 | Argentina

    Farmers protest at Cargill plant

    Farmers protested outside a plant owned by leading exporter Cargill during the fifth day of a strike over government export duties that has paralyzed local grains markets.

  • 25/01/2011 | Argentina

    Liaison Board agrees to a truce, but will remain 'alert'

    After the one-week strike of the agrarian producers, the Liaison Board met at the headquarters of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA), where the main leaders of the sector agreed to a 15-day truce. They also announced they will summon Buenos Aires province Governor, Daniel Scioli.

  • 08/08/2014 | World

    US military aircraft hit Islamic State artillery in Iraq

    United States military aircraft conducted an airstrike against Islamic State artillery used against Kurdish forces defending the city of Arbil, Iraq, near US personnel, a Pentagon spokesman said.

  • 19/02/2014 | World

    Ukraine leader denounces coup bid, West weighs sanctions

    Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accused pro-European opposition leaders today of trying to seize power by force after at least 26 people died in the worst violence since the former Soviet republic gained independence.

  • 28/04/2014 | World

    Commuters battle London Tube strike as businesses lament losses

    London Underground train workers were staging their second 48-hour strike this year in protest at job cuts and office closures in a dispute that is expected to cost businesses millions of pounds as commuters struggle to reach their work.

  • 26/05/2014 | World

    Ukraine launches airstrike, paratroops against rebel-held airport

    Ukrainian security spokesmen said government jets and a helicopter carried out air strikes against pro-Russian rebels who seized parts of the main airport in the eastern city of Donetsk today.

  • 02/09/2013 | World

    Syria asks the United Nations to stop US strike

    Syria has asked the United Nations to prevent "any aggression" against Syria following a call over the weekend by US President Barack Obama for punitive strikes against the Syrian military for last month's chemical weapons attack.

  • 02/12/2013 | World

    Ukraine opposition blocks government offices in call for general strike

    Ukrainian protesters blockaded the main government building today, trying to bring down President Viktor Yanukovich with a general strike after hundreds of thousands demonstrated against his decision to abandon an EU integration pact.

  • 09/12/2013 | World

    Ukraine's Klitschko ready for talks with Yanukovich, fears police action

    Ukrainian opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko said today he was ready, with other opposition leaders, to hold compromise talks with President Viktor Yanukovich but added he feared that police action to break up peaceful protests was imminent.

  • 20/04/2013 | World

    Lufthansa cancels 1700 flights due to Monday's union strike

    Germany's largest airline Lufthansa said it was cancelling almost 1700 flights on Monday, mostly on domestic and short-haul European routes, as a result of planned strike action by thousands of workers calling for higher pay.

  • 07/08/2013 | World

    US Drone strike kills six suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen

    A US drone killed at least six suspected al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen officials said, a day after US and British embassies evacuated some staff because of growing fears of attacks.

  • 20/02/2013 | World

    Greeks rally in anti-austerity strike

    Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens during a nationwide strike against wage cuts and high taxes that kept ferries stuck in ports, schools shut and hospitals with only emergency staff.

  • 30/03/2013 | World

    NATO strike kills at least one child in Afghanistan

    A NATO helicopter killed at least one child and nine suspected Taliban fighters in Afghanistan's east, officials and local residents said.

  • 04/04/2013 | World

    North Korea lacks means for nuclear strike on US, experts say

    North Korea's explicit threats this week to strike the United States with nuclear weapons are rhetorical bluster, as the isolated nation does not yet have the means to make good on them, Western officials and security experts say.

  • 27/01/2013 | World

    Israel threatens Syria strike if rebels get chemical arms

    Any sign that Syria's grip on its chemical weapons is slipping as it battles armed rebels could trigger Israeli military strikes, Israel's vice premier said.

  • 31/01/2013 | World

    Syria warns of "surprise" response to Israel attack

    Syria warned of a possible "surprise" response to Israel's attack on its territory and Russia condemned the air strike as an unprovoked violation of international law.

  • 14/10/2012 | World

    Israeli air strikes kill 3 Palestinian militants in Gaza

    Israel killed three Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, a day after two men identified as the most senior al Qaeda affiliates in the enclave died in an Israeli air strike as they rode a motorcycle.

  • 04/11/2012 | World

    Workers gear for strike as Greece presents new austerity pack

    Greece's government will present a new austerity package to parliament, facing a week of strikes and protests over proposals which must win deputies' approval if the country is to secure more aid and stave off bankruptcy.

  • 05/11/2012 | World

    Greece faces 48-hour strike over austerity cuts

    Greek workers begin a 48-hour strike tomorrow to protest against a new round of austerity cuts that unions say will devastate the poor and drive a failing economy to collapse.

  • 26/09/2012 | World

    Greek gov’t faces massive anti-austerity strike

    Flights and trains were suspended, shops pulled down their shutters and tens of thousands took to the streets today in Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since a coalition government took power in June.

  • 03/10/2012 | World

    NATO demands halt to Syria aggression against Turkey

    NATO demanded an immediate halt to "aggressive acts" against alliance member Turkey after a mortar strike launched from Syria killed five Turkish civilians.

  • 07/10/2012 | World

    Spain faces fresh street protests as unions call for strike

    Thousands of Spaniards marched in cities across the country to decry tough austerity measures, part of a growing protest movement that shows no signs of abating and could culminate in a general strike in November.

  • 05/06/2012 | World

    Al Qaeda No. 2 killed in drone strike, US official says

    Abu Yahya al Libi, a Libyan-born top al Qaeda leader, was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan earlier this week, a US official said.

  • 06/08/2012 | World

    Subway workers strike to continue on Tuesday

    Members of the AGTSyP subway workers' union announced they have decided to continue with the strike until Tuesday 9pm, reaching a four-day strike.

  • 08/08/2012 | World

    Egypt launches air strikes on militants in Sinai

    Egyptian aircraft struck at targets near the border with Israel today and troops raided villages in a crackdown on Islamic militants blamed for a deadly attack on Egyptian border police, army officials and witnesses said.

  • 30/03/2012 | World

    Spain presses on with austerity package despite protests

    Spain announced deep cuts to its central government budget today as it battles to convince European partners and debt markets it can rein in its budget deficit.

  • 13/04/2012 | World

    Italians protest against Monti reforms

    Thousands of Italian trade unionists marched through Rome today to protest against pension changes, the latest sign of mounting opposition to Prime Minister Mario Monti's economic reforms.

  • 29/05/2012 | World

    Death toll rises to 15 on northern Italy's second big quake

    An earthquake killed at least 15 people in northern Italy today, damaging buildings and spreading panic among thousands of residents still living in tents after a tremor in the same region destroyed their homes just over a week ago.

  • 21/03/2012 | World

    Italian union calls strike over Monti's job reforms

    Italy's largest trade union called a general strike over labour reforms today, escalating a confrontation with Prime Minister Mario Monti and testing his resolve to transform the euro zone's third biggest economy.

  • 22/03/2012 | World

    Portuguese strike in protest at austerity measures

    Portuguese strikers halted trains, shut ports and paralysed most public transport today in protest at austerity measures and labour reforms imposed as a condition of a 78-billion-euro ($103 billion) EU-IMF bailout.

  • 29/03/2012 | World

    Spaniards strike against labour reform

    Spanish workers angry at a labour reform the government calls an "unstoppable" necessity staged a general strike, bringing factories and ports to a standstill and igniting flashes of violence on the streets.

  • 19/10/2011 | World

    Violent anti-austerity protests grip Greek capital

    Greek police cleared the square in front of parliament today after clashing with black-clad demonstrators during a mass anti-austerity rally called to coincide with a vote on a bitterly resented new round of belt-tightening.

  • 02/12/2011 | World

    After NATO strike, Pakistan adjusts rules of engagement

    Pakistan's commanders in the Afghan border region can return fire if under attack without waiting for permission, the army chief said, a policy change that could stoke tensions after Saturday's NATO strike killed 24 Pakistani troops.

  • 30/01/2012 | World

    General strike grips Belgium as EU leaders meet

    Belgium's first general strike in almost two decades brought parts of the country to a halt today in an anti-austerity protest aimed at the new government and at EU leaders meeting in Brussels.

  • 22/09/2011 | World

    Greeks strike amid pain and anger over austerity

    Greek workers staged a 24-hour strike today forcing the transport system to a standstill in protest against the government's intensified austerity drive to secure aid to save the debt-laden country from bankruptcy.

  • 30/09/2011 | World

    London Tube says agrees 4-year pay deal with unions

    London Underground said it had struck an inflation-busting no-strike pay deal with transport union leaders in a pact that could ensure the capital keeps moving during next year's Olympic Games.

  • 17/10/2011 | World

    Greek deficit revised up to 10.6% of GDP

    Greece's budget deficit reached 10.6 percent of GDP in 2010, the country's statistics office said today, revising the data slightly up from a previous estimate of 10.5 percent of GDP. Greece faces a crucial test this week, when much of the country is expected to be shut down by a 48-hour strike reaching a peak next Thursday.

  • 14/12/2010 | World

    Spain eyes extending air traffic state of emergency

    Spain's government proposed extending a state of emergency to Jan. 15 to ward off the possibility of air traffic controllers paralysing airports with a wildcat strike over the Christmas and New Year holiday.

  • 21/07/2011 | World

    Taxi drivers block Crete, Corfu ports and airports

    Greek taxi drivers blocked ports and airports on the popular tourist islands of Crete and Corfu, in a strike to protest against government plans to open up their trade to competition.

  • 20/09/2011 | World

    Spanish teachers strike over education cuts

    Thousands of teachers, parents and schoolchildren marched through Madrid in protest against spending cuts in education, as Spain fights to avoid being dragged into a euro zone debt crisis.

  • 23/05/2013 | Latin America

    Uruguayan unions challenge Mujica's Gov't with major strike

    Uruguayan Workers Plenary Union (Pit-Cnt) has launched a first walkout of 2013 demanding hikes in education budget and minimum wages. Demonstration and rally outside the government house are expected.

  • 09/06/2014 | Latin America

    Sao Paulo subway strike suspended, fears loom ahead of World Cup

    Subway workers have suspended a strike that crippled traffic in Brazil's biggest city, but warned they could resume their walkout on Thursday, when Sao Paulo hosts the first game of the soccer World Cup.

  • 27/09/2011 | Latin America

    Brazil deepens inflation fight as strikes spread

    Brazil cut a gas tax and bank workers joined a growing wave of strikes over wages, underscoring price pressures in Latin America's biggest economy even as the central bank insisted inflation was under control.

  • 10/02/2012 | Latin America

    Brazil police strike spreads to Rio before carnival

    Brazil stood ready to deploy troops on the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Friday, as a strike by the state's police force threatened to disrupt upcoming carnival festivities and raised new questions about security before the 2014 World Cup.

  • 16/07/2012 | Latin America

    GM union strikes at Brazil plant for 24 hours

    A Brazilian union carried out a 24-hour strike at a General Motors Co factory to protest dwindling output on an assembly line where workers fear for the future of 1,500 jobs.

  • 21/07/2013 | Sports

    Brazil's Inter reach deal for Newell's striker Scocco

    Striker Ignacio Scocco, who helped Newell's Old Boys to win the local league title last month, will join former club world champions Internacional, the Brazilian club announced.

  • 02/02/2012 | Sports

    Brazil's World Cup preparations hit by more strikes

    Construction workers' strikes at Brazil's World Cup venues continue to plague preparations for the 2014 showpiece with the northeastern city of Salvador hit by a stoppage in demand of improved wages.

  • 12/08/2012 | Sports

    Subway: another day of strike looms as workers fail to obtain answer from City gov't

    The subway workers announced on a televised press conference that they were willing to wait until midnight to reach an agreement with the Metrovías company and the City government to put and end to the subway strike, but as the deadline passed with no response, the subway service seemed headed to its tenth day of strike.

  • 15/12/2012 | Sports

    Agüero leads Manchester City to win at Newcastle

    A clinical early strike by Argentine Sergio Agüero helped champions Manchester City beat Newcastle United 3-1 today and cut Manchester United's Premier League lead to three points.

  • 24/08/2011 | Sports

    Italian strike nearer as League refuses to sign

    The risk of a football strike increased in Italy on Wednesday as the League refused to sign an agreement over players' rights, three days before the scheduled start of the Serie A season.

  • 01/09/2011 | Sports

    World Cup workers go on second strike in two weeks

    World Cup construction workers at the Maracaná went on strike for the second time in two weeks after elements of a pay accord reached to end the first stoppage were not met, they said.

  • 20/09/2011 | Sports

    Murray: 'Players could strike unless demands are met'

    The world's leading players are "not afraid" of going on strike unless officials heed their calls to improve the crammed tennis calendar as soon as possible, Andy Murray warned.

  • 06/08/2012 | Argentina

    City chaos as Subway workers strike until midnight

    As the deadline for potential salary negotiations with Metrovías expired, unionists working in the six subway lines and the Premetro tram decided to extend their strike for 24 hours until 11pm tonight. Thus, City commuters are experiencing serious difficulties as lines to catch buses and taxis dominate the urban scene.

  • 06/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Strike tangles Sao Paulo again in run-up to World Cup

    Brazil's biggest city confronted a second straight day of commuting chaos today, as striking subway workers and a protest over housing conditions tangled the streets of Sao Paulo less than a week before it hosts the opening match of the World Cup.

  • 08/06/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Cameroon squad refuses to depart for World Cup

    Cameroon's World Cup squad have refused to board their scheduled plane to Brazil in a strike action over money for the tournament, officials said.


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