Martinique – General Strike Feb. 5 – Islandwide
Security alert for Martinique (05/02/2019 6:49 PM – 06/02/2019 5:00 AM)
Martinique’s main labor unions, including the General Confederation of Labor of Martinique (Confederation Generale du Travail de la Martinique, CGTM), have launched a 24-hour islandwide strike Feb. 5. The strike is in support of anti-government protests in France. Most of the island’s unionized professionals will likely participate in the action, including municipal administrative workers, education workers, and transportation services employees. There have been no calls for protests; however, demonstrations in downtown Fort-de-France are possible, particularly outside of the City Hall (Grand Marche provisoire).
Authorities will likely deploy increased security near any location where demonstrations might take place. Localized ground transport disruptions are likely; however, civil aviation officials do not anticipate any strike-related disruptions at Martinique Aime Cesaire International Airport (FDF).
• Incident: General strike
• Location: Islandwide (map)
• Date: Feb. 5
• Impact: Business and transport disruptions, increased security; possible protests
Confirm all transportation reservations and business appointments, Feb. 5. Avoid any demonstration that materializes. Liaise with trusted contacts for further details regarding possible protest sites.