At 7:30 pm Friday, the Deputy Minister of Labor, Juan Alfaro, announced that in the next few hours there could be an agreement revived some hope that next week will begin without a strike.
The union leaders did not hide their annoyance about the change of venue for Friday’s talks.
Almost two hours later, at 9:15 pm, the president of the Asociación Nacional de Educadores (ANDE) – National Association of Educators – Gilberto Cascante, said there was no deal.
“This is an indefinite strike movement (…) as long as we do not reach any agreement, the strike continues. There is a procedure of a general regulation of the union movements: we could reach any kind of agreement that will then be consulted with the base and the base