Union No1 for Chuquicamata said on Monday October 21 that its leaders supported demands from protesters and that it was open to schedule an assembly to decide whether to support a nation-wide strike.
“The only reasonable solution which we should seek is [through] dialogue,” the union added. “We oppose and strongly criticize the shock doctrine imposed by the [federal] government. Along the same lines, we oppose vandalism [from some of the protesters].”
Demonstrations grew significantly last week in Santiago and other major Chilean cities against a fare increase for public transportation, with discontent being shown about other living costs as well.
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera ordered the army to oversee a curfew on these cities starting from October 19, and declared the...