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SoFlyOn Dec 18, 15 11:55 am

Protests blocking the entrance to EZE
 
Unpaid workers from Cresta Roja have been blockading the autopista Riccheri for the third day. Only one lane has been open to the airport forcing passengers to walk to the terminals with their luggage. Traffic authorities have advised passengers to leave for the airport several hours earlier than normal ...

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1855365-p...e-llegar-a-pie

HIDDY Dec 18, 15 12:16 pm

Typical behaviour here....block the roads and cause major inconvenience to ordinary people going about their daily business. :td:
Gave us quite a fright many years ago when we got caught up in something similar heading to EZE to catch a flight.

KLouis Dec 18, 15 11:29 pm

This may be typical for Argentina but it was actually copied from the Greek unions and anybody else protesting doing the same thing. As a matter of fact, I remember the taxi strike of 5 years ago when access to all airports in the country were blocked, and even a case some 20 years ago when the fans of one of the local football clubs did exactly the same in Heraklion where I live because a number of their players had been punished for a reason I don't remember. Please give credit to Greek inventions! (Mod, I'm Greek!) ;)

SoFlyOn Dec 21, 15 11:27 am

The protest blocking incoming traffic to EZE is still continuing (albeit with a break on Saturday and Sunday ...). Traffic was backed-up to two kilometers this morning.

The provincial government has said they will open up another lane for traffic entering the airport.

Another contingent of workers blocked the Avenida de Mayo in CF this morning

http://www.clarin.com/sociedad/Vuelv...489651155.html

HIDDY Dec 21, 15 4:41 pm

Saw it on the TN news. Showed a middle aged Australian couple having to drag their luggage down the road to catch their flight. They were being watched by a group of noisy and obese protesters. Lovely last memory of Argentina to be taking with you. :rolleyes:

malagajohn Dec 21, 15 5:02 pm

Macri has sent in the Gendarmeria tonight.

HIDDY Dec 21, 15 6:01 pm


Originally Posted by malagajohn (Post 25898892)
Macri has sent in the Gendarmeria tonight.

About time too. ^

If this had happened on the approach road to GLA the Glasgow police force would have put a stop to it five minutes after it started.

SoFlyOn Dec 21, 15 9:01 pm

The Gendarmeria were sent in late this afternoon after the protesters closed all lanes to the airport. Two lanes were subsequently opened for traffic.

The police actually facilitate these closures for the protesters, and are there supposedly to make sure there is no violence.

upinsmoke Dec 22, 15 8:09 am

The Gendarmeria cleared the highway today. All 3 lanes are now open for traffic.

The protesters are debating what their next move is, so anybody who needs to get to EZE in the next few days should check the news to double check if extra time will be needed.

Schultzois Dec 22, 15 8:20 am

thanks for the heads-ups --- supposed to go to Rio tomorrow and leaving out of EZE. Hope not to have any snarls.

SoFlyOn Dec 22, 15 2:35 pm

The Gendarmeria were using water cannons and rubber bullets to keep the protesters to the side of the road this afternoon.

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1856375-c...erto-de-ezeiza

malagajohn Dec 22, 15 7:21 pm

Looks like a deal has been done. Union leaders say they will lift the blockade. Minister of Labor seems to have done a decent.job. On thr legsl side the judges have announced that the company is bankrupt. 4 Possible buyers but what happened to all the subsidies the company got over the last 2 years?

Gaucho100K Dec 26, 15 5:19 am

This case stinks of K regime corruption combined with potential owner involvement (aka fraudulent bankruptcy)...... lets see where the Courts take this. Its going to be interesting to follow how things play out.

HIDDY Dec 26, 15 6:12 am


Originally Posted by Gaucho100K (Post 25917263)
This case stinks of K regime corruption combined with potential owner involvement (aka fraudulent bankruptcy)...... lets see where the Courts take this. Its going to be interesting to follow how things play out.

That does seem to be the impression most non K people have. Just the tip of the iceberg I suspect. The perpetrators of this corruption as well as countless others have to be brought to justice or this country will go nowhere fast.
Our defeated council leader and his band of hangers on packed up and left nothing for the new leader. They even took the desk. :td:


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