Dominican Organizations Prepare General Strike

Santo Domingo, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Various social organizations will join transport workers on Monday to protest higher prices for basic goods and services, according to speakers at a meeting in San Pedro de Macoris on Saturday.

The coordinated action will become a general, nationwide strike, organizers said.

On Monday afternoon, a plenary memeting of labor leaders will be held in the capital, said Ramon Perez Figueredo, president of the National United Organization of Transport Workers.

On Wednesday, grassroots and transport workers’ organizations will organize in Moca, Santiago and Bonao, he said.

Organizers will meet on Saturday in Azua and on Sunday in Barahona to prepare for a general strike in the coming days.

This past Saturday, a new price hike for fuel went into effect.

A package of budget measures approved in the Senate on Friday is awaiting a final vote in the Chamber of Deputies.

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