GUPC Confirms The Project To Expand The Panama Canal Will Be Affected By The Strike
Wednesday, April 23 2014 @ 02:15 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
The GUPC said there has been a delay in the work on the project, and their workers are inactive.
The SUNTRACS labor union leader Saul Mendez said this morning their concern is about the wage increase demanded by the union for the workers working on the megaprojects, and that they will remain on strike until there is an agreement.
Mendez said the workers have the right to a raise.
Labor Minister Reynaldo Medina said although the Suntracs rose from the negotiating table and called on its members walk out on strike, the talks will resume at 6:30 pm today. (Estrella)
Editor's Comment: Ah, smart move by Saul Mendez. The SUNTRACS doesn't actually represent most of these workers, but they are asking for a big raise for them at the negotiating table with the CAPAC. So (obviously) the construction workers who are on the Panama Canal expansion project walked off in support, because they want the raise.