Social services


Hondurans strike against privatization

26 October 2000

In August, thousands of civil servants went on strike for 24 hours in Honduras disrupting education, transport and health services. The strike was called by the Popular Bloc (BP) – comprising workers, farmers and students – to protest at the government’s plans to privatize state-owned companies.

The BP said the strikers were opposing plans by the administration of President Carlos Flores to privatize the electricity, telecommunications and social security sectors to comply with International Monetary Fund requirements.