The Argentine Association of Airline Pilots (APLA) has announced it will join an upcoming national strike by unionised workers on 30 April, potentially bringing disruption to flights into and out of the country.

The general strike has been called by the Argentine Workers’ Central Union (CTA) in protest of the Mauricio Macri government and its economic policies, which unions say have led to the loss of jobs for Argentina nationals.

APLA’s general secretary Pablo Biro has told local media the strike action by pilots could affect domestic and international flights, with unions planning walk-outs in multiple cities across Argentina.

In addition, Argentine transport unions have announced a strike on 1 May, though this is a public holiday called International Day of the Worker.

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