Workers for Bolivia’s Aerial Navigation Airport and Auxiliary Services Administration (Aasana) walked off the job for 24 hours beginning October 21 to demand the payment of their salaries. Aasana “is responsible for the planning, management and administration of the country’s airports as well as traffic management and air navigation. It also has the mission to build, improve and maintain Bolivia’s public and private airports,” according to bnamericas.com .
Flights from Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba and other major terminals were delayed or canceled.
The workers’ wages have not been paid for two months. In addition, there have been delays in the payment of other items such as overtime. Aasana’s director, who was quick to label the stoppage a “caprice” and “abuse,” claimed that the delay was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.