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Chile: An alliance of workers´ unions from a variety of sectors support protests against the country´s political and economic model

Author: Al Jazeera, Published on: 15 November 2019

“Chile workers unions strike in support of ongoing protests”, 12th November 2019

…Workers across key sectors in Chile went on strike on Tuesday in support of ongoing protests against the country's political and economic model.

An alliance of dockworker, mining sector, construction, education, government employees and other union federations gave Chilean President Sebastian Pinera an ultimatum last week: either respond to demands in five days or deal with a nationwide work stoppage. Pinera did not respond…

The unions presented demands related to wages, pensions, and union organising. But their primary demand is the same collective call uniting protests across Chile: a new constitution, drafted by a constitutional assembly with broad involvement…

After Tuesday's strike action was initially called by a handful of union federations, energy, petroleum and copper sector unions announced they would participate. Santiago airport workers, Valparaiso metro workers, agro-industry unions, and others also joined…

The alliance of unions that initially called for Tuesday's strike have proposed 500,000 Chilean pesos ($635) for both the monthly minimum wage, which is currently 301,000 pesos ($386), and the minimum monthly pension payment. The proposals have widespread support among protesters…

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