Air strike strands thousands in Argentina

Aerolineas Argentinas was forced to cancel 46 domestic flights Tuesday on the third day of a strike by airport ticket agents that has left thousands of passengers stranded, according to EFE news wire. The APA union, which called the strike to protest the attacks of irate customers on airline workers, said that its members did not plan to return to their jobs until the firm provided “better security measures.”

The conflict began on Sunday when thousands of passengers were stranded in airports all over the country with most of the logjam of travelers occurring at Buenos Aires’ domestic airport, Jorge Newbery.

Aerolineas Argentinas and APA on Monday signed at the Labor Ministry a pact to resume their activities, but the accord was not recognized by the strikers.