General Transport Strike Called in Argentina for May 9

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07 May 2024 10:10pm


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On Thursday, May 9, Argentina is preparing for a day of major challenges in the transportation sector, marked by the general strike called by the General Confederation of Labor (CGT). 

This measure of force, the second during the government of Javier Milei, will impact both air and land transportation, generating a series of uncertainties and logistical challenges for travelers and the population in general.

In the aeronautical sector, the active participation of the Airline Pilots Association (APLA) in the general strike poses serious repercussions. Aerolíneas Argentinas has already confirmed the suspension of its operations for that day, which indicates that many flights, both domestic and international, will be affected. 

In addition, the adhesion of other aeronautical unions, such as the Asociación del Personal Aeronáutico (APA) and the Unión del Personal Superior y Profesional de Empresas Aerocomerciales (UPSA), threatens to further paralyze air transport related activities, including ground handling services for aircraft provided by Intercargo.

This situation will not only affect airlines and travelers, but will also have a significant impact on the country's economy and connectivity. The economic and logistical consequences of the interruption of flights can be felt in various sectors, from tourism to the export industry.

On the other hand, in the land transportation sector, the general strike will also be strongly felt. Subways, trains and buses will not be operating due to the adhesion of the corresponding unions. The Unión Ferroviaria and the Unión Tranviarios Automotor (UTA) have announced their participation in the strike, which means that millions of people will be affected in their daily commuting.

In view of this scenario, travelers and the population in general are advised to be attentive to the updates provided by the authorities, airlines and the media. 

It is essential to plan ahead and consider transportation alternatives, as well as adopt additional precautionary measures to minimize the inconvenience and setbacks caused by the general strike.

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