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27 Nov 2020 | 05:29 AM UTC

Chile: Health workers strike continues November 27 /update 1

Health workers strike continues on November 27; avoid all protests and anticipate associated disruptions

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Event

Health workers are expected to continue strike action on Friday, November 27, with rallies in Santiago and other main cities from 11:00 (local time). On Monday, November 23, approximately 60,000 health workers across the country began an indefinite strike organized by the National Federation of Health Workers (Fenats) union to denounce a protracted dispute over working conditions and bonuses. The exact location of protests remains unclear; on Thursday, November 26, health workers in Santiago gathered at Plaza Baquedano and marched towards the presidential palace, La Moneda. Protests are likely to occur in these areas on Friday. Additional protest flashpoints include public squares and government buildings.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are likely in the vicinity of demonstrations. Disruptions to medical services should also be expected.

Advice

Those in Chile are advised to avoid the vicinity of any demonstrations as a precaution, monitor developments, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities. Confirm medical appointments and anticipate potential disruptions to medical services, as well as disruptions to transportation and businesses near protest sites.

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