An nationwide indefinite strike launched by construction trade unions continues as of Tuesday, May 1, following unsuccessful negotiations with government officials. The strike was launched on April 18, to demand salary increases and better working conditions. Union representatives have threatened to continue the strike until the government accepts their demands.
Associated protests and consequent transportation disruptions are possible in the coming days.
Workers are demanding a salary increase.
Individuals in Panama are advised to avoid all demonstrations as a precaution and to never attempt to cross a roadblock without authorization.
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