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More than 500 workers on sixth day of strike over Panama Canal mega- project

Thursday, July 8, 2010

More than 500 workers engaged on the most important part of the widening of the Panama Canal, remain on strike after five days.
A group of 28, all members of the construction workers’ union (Suntracs) are being held in a Colon prison.
The strike by more than 500 workers in the area of Gatun, where works has started on the third set of locks yesterday reached its fifth day work stoppage to demand better wages, working conditions, safety, transportation and other needs that have, in the eyes of the union, been violated by the four-nation consortium that got the multi million contract.
Original source: Newsroom Panama