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Strikes Could Affect Transportation In Buenos Aires Next Week

By | [email protected] | March 3, 2017 6:38pm


The Argentine political year — which starts in March once everyone has come back from vacation — has official begun. Next week, the City of Buenos Aires, as well as other major cities in the country, will see their streets flood with protesters marching to voice their criticism against the way the government is running things.

A secondary effect of all this political activity is terrible traffic. Take note moving around the City of Buenos Aires will be a challenge. Difficult, but still technically possible because transportation workers (as of the publishing of this article) went on record saying they will not be protesting alongside other union groups. It wasn’t clear whether this would be the case, especially on Tuesday, March 7, when the march organized by the CGT umbrella union takes place.

The march garnered support from several political and social sectors, as well as other unions, the transportation one among them. However, leader of the transportation union (UTA) Roberto Fernández said that, while the union he leads will take part in the march, transportation services will work “normally”.

That means that taking a bus or the subway is possible, but with the traffic the many protest will cause — it won’t be a quick commute. This will also be the case on Wednesday, during the Women’s strike, and at a lesser extent on Monday, during the first day of the teachers’ strike.

Here’s the breakdown on the marches that will take place next week:

  • Monday March 6th
    • Teachers Union Strike
  • Tuesday March 7th
    • Teachers Union Strike
    • CGT Strike
  • Wednesday, March 8th
    • Women’s March

Check back here for developments on traffic and how the negotiation process is going.