Ecuador: One Day National Strike planned in August

Posted on July 15, 2015 • Filed under: Conflicts, Ecuador, Politics

IBTIMES.COM reported labor unions and social groups in Ecuador are planning a one-day national strike to launch another blow against President Rafael Correa, who is still grappling with mass outrage over a slate of tax proposals. Correa has accused opposition factions of fomenting a “soft coup” against his government.

Unions and social and indigenous groups said this week that a “people’s national strike” would take place next month, either on Aug. 6 or Aug. 13, which are Thursdays. A final date is expected to be announced this weekend during a meeting of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, according to Ecuadorean newspaper El Universal. Read Article


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