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Aerolineas Argentinas workers protest layoffs

Buenos Aires, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Subcontracted workers of the company Aerolíneas Argentinas cut off the Costanera Avenue, in front of Jorge Newbery Airport, to denounce the dismissal of 40 of their colleagues.

Unions, neighborhood assemblies and members of the Frente de Izquierda (Left Front) accompanied the demonstrators who also spoke out against the attempts to privatize the company.

Aerolineas is not for sale and No layoffs, no family on the street, were some of the messages carried by the participants in the protest.

For this day, the Union of Workers of the Popular Economy and other organizations called for 500 roadblocks and blockades of highways, bridges and other public spaces throughout the country to reject the adjustment of Javier Milei’s government and its inaction in the face of the existing food emergency. The television channel C5N reported the deployment of an anti-protest operation in the access areas to this capital city.

The demonstration of the Aerolineas subcontracted workers takes place a few days after the Airline Pilots Association and the Airline Workers Association of Argentina announced a 48-hour national strike starting on Thursday 28th.

The strike coincides with the Easter holidays, a period of high tourist movement in this nation.

The two organizations stated that the protest action will take place due to the lack of progress in negotiations between employers and workers to obtain wage increases and improvements in working conditions.

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