Argentina’s airline unions to go on strike on Thursday

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's airline unions confirmed that they will go on strike Thursday to protest an escalating conflict pitting the government against the local unit of Latin America's

Argentina’s airline unions to go on strike on Thursday

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s airline unions confirmed that they will go on strike Thursday to protest an escalating conflict pitting the government against the local unit of Latin America’s biggest carrier.

Regulators have given LATAM’s subsidiary, LAN Argentina, until month’s end to vacate its hangar at Buenos Aires’ domestic Aeroparque airport.

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LATAM says Argentina’s government is trying to undermine the company’s competitive advantages against money-losing state-owned Aerolineas Argentinas.

The Argentine APTA and Atcpea unions, whose members include airplane technicians, flight attendants and ground crews, said Monday that its members will strike on the eviction deadline.

Unions say at least 1,500 LAN employees could lose their jobs if the eviction goes through.

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