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Trade unions and the labour market

While the influence of teachers’ unions in disrupting education reform may suggest that the union movement is powerful in Latin America, that’s not entirely true. Traditional public sector unions, characterised by links to political movements such as the Peronists in Argentina and the Partido Revolucionario Industrial (PRI) and the National Action Party (PAN) in Mexico, are capable of causing significant disruption, but for the most part the trade union movement is relatively weak in terms of its capability to affect individual employment rights.

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