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26 Nov 2018 | 11:11 AM UTC

Dominican Republic: Transportation strike begins early November 26

Public transportation workers’ union begins national strike on November 26 ahead of planned general strike on November 27; widespread transportation disruptions expected

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Event

On Monday, November 26, the National Transport Federation-New Option (Fenatrano) announced an early start to their planned national strike resulting in widespread transportation disruptions. The work stoppage was initially planned as part of a general strike beginning Tuesday, November 27. Public transportation disruptions and transit delays are expected for the remainder of Monday and in the coming days. General disruptions to services, including hospitals and schools, are anticipated beginning Tuesday. Public demonstrations and a heightened security presence cannot be ruled out.

Context

Fenatrano is part of the National Coordinator for the Rights of the People and the Rebate of Fuels, which is organizing a general labor strike beginning Tuesday.

Advice

Individuals in Dominican Republic are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence, and avoid public demonstrations as a precaution.

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