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 consortium Grupo Unidos Por El Canal (GUPC) issued a press release today saying the workers on the project to expand the Panama Canal are supporting the strike started this morning by the SUNTRACS construction labor union.

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.

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