Yesterday, leaders of the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (Capac) and the National Union of Construction Workers and the like (Suntracs) tried to find a middle ground that would put an end to the strike that keeps the construction sector paralyzed for more than a month.
Although they are close to an agreement, the pact was not sealed. It was unofficially known that the equilibrium point proposed is between 14% and 15% of wage adjustment between 2018 and 2021.
If an agreement is reached today, about 260 projects from the public and private sectors will be reactivated, including Metro Line 2 and the expansion of the Tocumen International Airport .
The lifting of the strike does not eliminate the negative effect, unprecedented for the economy.