Panama: Talks Between Employers and Construction Union Break Down

After weeks of conflict, the parties have ended talks and left resolution of the problem in the hands of the Ministry.  

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Trade Union of Construction Workers and Similar (Suntracs) and the Panamanian Chamber of Construction (CAPAC) confirmed that the Ministry of Labor and Workforce Development (Mitradel) will have to mediate between the two parties, once the round of negotiations has been suspended. Suntracs took the decision to submit the list of demands to the Mitradel despite the fact that there was an agreement to continue the negotiation cycle.

"As soon as Capac has been notified, both parties have 10 days to negotiate under the supervision of Mitradel. "If we dont have an agreement after these 10 days, Suntracs has 20 days to call a strike," warned Cerrud.

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