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Strike suspended after agreement in banana plantations in Bocas del Toro

15.6.2018

After an agreement was reached on Monday, June 11th, 2018 a four-day strike in 21 banana plantations in Changuinola, Bocas del Toro province came to an end.

The Ministry of Labour and Labour Development (Mitradel) whose officials were the mediators in this case reported that this Monday at noon they were able to reactivate the work on these farms after having reached an agreement at 1:35 a.m.

Representatives of banana company Chiquita Panamá LLC and the Trade Union of Workers of the Banana Industry, Agricultural and Allied Industries (Sitraibana) signed the document that ended the strike action.

It was also reported that the company will rescind the dismissals that were registered during the strike.

At least 89 workers must be reintegrated to their jobs by the company explained the Mitradel in a press release.

The agreement was signed in the presence of the Minister of Labour and Labour Development, Luis Ernesto Carles and the Deputy Minister of Labour, Zulphy Santamaría, banana workers and the members of the company.

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