Thursday, May 01 2008 @ 11:19 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The ongoing "Malicious compliance" non-declared work slowdown "non-strike" being carried out by the Panama Canal Pilots has to be the top story for April 2008. The most interesting part of this story is that it's a kind of "non-event" - the pilot's can not legally go on strike so they can't make public declarations or statements, and at the same time the Panama Canal Administration is denying that the strike exists. So, for a journalist it kinds of falls into a kind of never-never land from a reporting point of view. But what matters is this - the strike is real, and they are having an effect on the international shipping community, potentially costing shippers hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue and additional costs. Therefore, it's the Panama-Guide story of the month for April 2008.
Copyright 2008 by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.