The CONFUSAM union, representing over 40,000 municipal health workers, has called for a nationwide strike to be held on Thursday, October 25. According to local sources, the strike is being organized to protest planned reductions in salaries. Associated demonstrations are possible, especially in metropolitan areas. Emergency services will be available during the strike; however, disruptions to non-emergency medical services are possible at municipal clinics. Further strikes are possible in the coming days and weeks.
Individuals in Chile are advised to avoid all demonstrations, confirm medical appointments, and anticipate longer waiting times in medical facilities.