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Argentinean Public Workers Strike to Protest Layoffs

Buenos Aires, February 25 (RHC)-- Tens of thousands of public workers across Argentina have staged a one-day strike to protest against soaring inflation and widespread job cuts by the administration of President Mauricio Macri.

Unions representing public workers, including hospital staffers and government office workers, participated in the walkout that was held in cities, including Buenos Aires and Cordoba, on Wednesday.

They demanded an end to the cutting of pay-rolls and called on the government to hire back thousands of workers who have been fired.

Argentina’s teachers’ unions, who say they were promised a 32-percent wage increase, have also threatened to take action.  It was the first such strike since Macri took office in December 2015, with promises to revive the country’s ailing economy.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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