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22 Nov 2020 | 11:00 AM UTC

Chile: Indefinite nationwide health workers strike scheduled from November 23

Indefinite nationwide health workers strike scheduled from November 23; associated disruptions likely

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Event

An indefinite nationwide health workers' strike is scheduled to take place from Monday, November 23. The strike has been organized by the Fenats union and is being held to denounce a protracted dispute over working conditions and bonuses. Related demonstrations are expected throughout urban centers of the county, with likely venues including public squares and government buildings. In Santiago, Plaza Baquedano and La Moneda are among probable protest sites.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are likely in the vicinity of any demonstration.

Advice

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