Government reaches accord with Banana plantation employees


Approximately at 2:00 am today an agreement was reached between the workers of the banana plantations of Bocas del Toro and the government, after 24 hours of work stoppage and street closures.

The workers presented 12 points which they expect the government to comply with, among them public health, water supply and special retirements. The agreement is expected to be completed in less than 30 days.

For this negotiation, President Juan Carlos Varela, the Minister of Labor and Labor Development, Ernesto Carles, the director of the Social Security Fund, Alfredo Martiz and the Health Minister Miguel Mayo participated.

The next dialogue table was scheduled for Thursday 17 of this month, to follow up on the agreement.

“I am satisfied with the agreements reached with workers in the province of Bocas del Toro,” the president announced at the end of the negotiating table.



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