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Panama Canal expansion strike called off after big wage increase to workers

Monday, January 23, 2012


Thousands of workers on a project to expand the Panama Canal have agreed to end a strike that had paralysed construction for a week.

The stoppage was called off after the consortium in charge of the works agreed to increase the minimum wage.

Union leaders said their members had accepted the deal, which increases the minimum hourly wage from $2.90 to $3.34.



Original source: BBC