National Strike to continue in Colombia
Colombia’s National Strike Committee has announced that they will continue to protest against right-wing President Ivan Duque as peacefull demonstrations will keep on at least until today, Tuesday.
Colombia’s National Strike Committee has announced that they will continue to protest against right-wing President Ivan Duque.
Today new marches are expected. Central Workers’ Union's (CUT) President Diogenes Orjuela said in a Tweet: "I repeat the strike has organization and direction throughout the country, objectives that represent millions of Colombians and a massive, peaceful and creative line of action."
According to a statement from the CUT, there will be a sit-in at the location where negotiations for the new minimum wage are taking place, as well as they will be expecting a series of rallies today as part of the commemoration of the International Day of Human Rights.
The union leader also announced that they are going gather outside Congress to bang on pots (cacerolazo) the day the tax reform is going to be voted on, considering that this initiative damages the interests of the people.
Meanwhile, meetings between the Committee and Duque’s administration continue without reaching agreements due to discrepancies with the official position as union workers ask for a negotiating table to specify actions and not just dialogue.
On 21 November millions of Colombians took to the streets to hold the biggest protest against Duque since he came to power in August 2018.