Argentina Holds a 24-hour National Strike in Discontent with “Shock Therapy”

This is the first 24-hour national strike launched by the Argentine Federation of Labor Unions in collaboration with multiple unions this year to express opposition to the government’s new economic policies and labor reforms.

On May 9th local time, major trade unions, left-wing organizations, and civil economic organizations in Argentina held a 24-hour nationwide strike to oppose the government’s various new policies and economic measures.

This is the first 24-hour national strike launched by the Argentine Federation of Labor Unions in collaboration with multiple unions this year to express opposition to the government’s new economic policies and labor reforms. The Federation of Trade Unions issued a statement condemning the government’s “cruel adjustment of low-income sectors, working class, and working class.”.

This strike involves various industries across the country and has had a significant impact on major economic sectors, including finance and trade, air freight, education and healthcare, and municipal health. Among them, the aviation strike resulted in the cancellation of 191 flights by Argentine Airlines, affecting approximately 20000 passengers.

The Argentine government has expressed opposition to this strike. Presidential spokesperson Adoni stated on the 8th that the strike has affected nearly 6.6 million people, and the government will punish public officials who participate in the strike by deducting their salaries.

Since the new Argentine President Mile took office, he has launched a series of “shock therapy” economic reform measures aimed at saving the economy, including measures such as no longer renewing national government contracts, significantly shutting down government departments, and reducing energy and transportation subsidies, which have sparked domestic controversy. After its reform bill was widely passed by the House of Representatives, it has been submitted to the Senate for review.

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