General Strike In Argentina On June 25, 2018 (Most If Not All Flights Canceled)

There is general strike in Argentina this Monday on June 25, 2018 that will see air travel coming to a complete halt. Most airlines have already canceled their flights to/from Argentina that are either scheduled to land or take off on that date.

Aerolineas Argentinas

It could be difficult to get around in the country too because public transportation employees are striking as well. Taxi drivers are participating too but I am sure that there are taxis available but might be at a higher cost. Uber is available at least in Buenos Aires.

Here’s an excerpt from SEMANAeconomica (access their piece here):

The Association of Aeronautical Technical Personnel of Argentina , along with other aeronautical unions that include more than 18,000 workers -and which includes companies such as Latam Airlines , Austral and Aerolineas Argentinas- announced that it will join the national strike called by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) for this June 25, in response to the economic measures announced by President Mauricio Macri, in the framework of the loan approved by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

As Infobae was able to confirm , in addition to the absence of services from airline companies, there will be no trains, buses, subways, taxis, cabotage flights, or banks. In addition, the maritime activity will be affected in the main ports of Argentina and the fuel load in the service stations.

Conclusion

Argentina has been a financial basket case for the better part of the past 20 years if not longer. It belonged to the top 10 richest countries in the 1930’s but something has gone awfully wrong ever since. There is a good piece on the Financial Time from 2009 on this matter (access here).

IMF just approved $50 billion loan package to help the country that obviously come with some strings attached. I guess that these strikes are against the required budget cuts.

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