Previous Teachers' Strike in Argentina Teachers in the Santa Cruz region of Argentina are blockading roads in pursuit of their demands The teachers are blocking the roads to the oilfields and halting the operations of 3 multinational oil companies in the region. The strike comes only shortly after an energy workers' strike which also halted production for 25 days. The teachers are members of the Santa Cruz Teachers Association (ADOSAC) and are demanding a 50% pay rise. Inflation is running at 25% in Argentina, and food inflation at 40%. Their leader Monica Galvan told Reuters news agency: "The strike continues and we're blocking routes to access oil fields until we get a new proposal." The lowest paid teachers in Argentina presently get $560 a month, which with the rate of inflation is not enough to keep a family.