Paraguayan Airport Workers to Go on Strike

Asunción, Oct 25. -The Paraguayan airport workers union is determined to stage a 10-day strike starting on Friday to demand the presidential veto to a draft bill that allows three airports of the country to be privatized.The strike will coincide with the opening of the 21st Ibero-American Summit on October 28 and 29 in Asuncion and Luque under the slogan Transformation of the State and Development.

At the end of the tripartite meeting called by the government on Monday, the union members ratified their decision to go on strike and presented proposals that will be discussed by a technical commission presided over by the Ministry of Public Works and Communications.

The union leader of the National Civil Aviation Administration (NCAA), Gustavo Sandoval, told reporters that the strike is still on. "The solution is now in the hands of the Executive and we will discuss the decision they make," said Sandoval.

He added that they welcomed with satisfaction the creation of a tripartite dialogue table, formed by the Ministry of Justice and Labor, authorities of the National Civil Aviation, the Attorney General's Office, the Juridical Consultancy of the Presidency of the Republic, and the Ministry of Public Works and Communications. (Prensa Latina)