07/08/2015 24-hour general strike

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For 24 hours, public service activities in Uruguay will come to a standstill. The trigger for the first nationwide general strike in seven years was a breakdown in salary negotiations. The new government of President Tabaré Vázquez had issued guidelines that provided for moderate salary adjustments, despite the fact that Economy Minister Danilo Astori had previously announced that the economy would experience steady growth, with no crisis in sight.

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