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Buenos Aires subway service won’t run this weekend as workers strike for higher salary

Excerpt from Buenos Aires Herald

Aug 04, 2012 4:32 am

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The workers’ strike has more to do with a power struggle over who gets to run the system rather than a real labor issue that affects the rank and file.

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Buenos Aires City is to be left with no subway service for two days affecting thousands of passengers. The strike began at 9pm and will continue on Saturday and Sunday. UTA train and subway workers union lifted the 72 hour-long strike they had called for Monday.

The breakaway subway workers’ union AGTSyP ratified the strike yesterday after union representatives did not make progress with the national government and the Buenos Aires City administration regarding a salary hike and other improvements in the service.

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