Chilean municipal health workers to join public sector strike

The National Confederation of Municipal Health Workers (Confusam) announced on 30 October 2016 it will join the public sector strike scheduled for 2 November to protest against the salary increases offered by the government to public sector employees, which they deem insufficient. The public workers' negotiation team invited Confusam to join the strike, which will include a march on Valparaíso, Chile's second-largest city (La Nación). The protesters plan to apply more pressure on Congress to reject the executive's proposed deal and force the deal to be evaluated by a mixed commission of senators and deputies (BioBio).