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Panama: Indefinite construction worker strike from April 18

Construction union calls for indefinite strike beginning April 18; associated protests possible

16 Apr 01:40 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 4/11/2018, 12:00 AM until 4/21/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Panama). COUNTRY/REGION Panama
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Event

An indefinite national strike called for by the SUNTrACS construction union is set to begin on Wednesday, April 18. An associated protest took place in multiple parts of Panama City (notably including in the Punta Pacifica neighborhood) on Friday, April 13, causing traffic disruptions. Striking workers may carry out additional related protests in the coming days.

Context

Workers are demanding a salary increase of 60 percent over four years.

Advice

Individuals in Panama are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all demonstrations as a precaution.

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