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Flight disruptions recorded on November 8 in Buenos Aires’ Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) due to strike

Reports indicate that on November 8 five unions in the airline sector carried out an unannounced ten-hour strike at Buenos Aires’ Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) over labor-related disputes, demanding better wages to compensate for inflation. At least 258 flights were canceled, affecting nearly 30,000 passengers. Sources within Argentina’s national carrier, Aerolineas Argentinas, announced that the company has submitted a complaint to the Ministry of Labor, labeling recent industrial actions as illegal. Similar disruptions in AEP were witnessed as recently as November 2.

As previously assessed, unions will continue to organize unannounced strikes in the country over the coming weeks. Given mounting anti-government sentiment witnessed during protests carried out by personnel in the aviation sector, there is a distinct possibility for stikes ahead of, or during the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, scheduled for November 30 - December 1. If organized successfully, such industrial actions would likely come as an embarrassment for the host nation. Galat Intelligence has published a separate report addressing the challenges facing Argentina’s commercial aviation. Click here to view the article in our Executive Portal.

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