General strike takes to the streets in Chile on May Day

Among the main demands of the strike are a minimum wage increase and the granting of a basic income.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile dawned on Friday, April 30, under a General Strike, called by the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT - the main worker's union) in rejection of president Sebastián Piñera's government.

Called under the slogan "Bread, work, health and dignity," the demonstration is an early celebration of May 1st, International Workers' Day, although without the massive street demonstrations of past years, due to the Covid-19 health crisis.

According to the organizers, the strike is intended to express the discontent of the working class and the general population, and their uneasiness with what they . . .

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