Workers in Goicoechea might go on strike today

Unhappy workers of the Municipalidad de Goicoechea are threatening a strike for 7:30 a.m. today.

The threat comes after a conciliation meeting that was arranged by the Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social. The Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos y Privados said that the mayor, Ana Lucía Madrigal Faerron, did not show up at the meeting, and the union organization said this was a display of lack of respect.

After the meeting municipal employees met in Guadalupe to plan strategy for a strike, said the Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos y Privados.

The dispute involved the municipality’s heavy use of temporary workers who do not receive full benefits such as vacations and a Christmas bonus because they are dismissed after several months of work and then rehired.

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