Panamanian Customs Workers End Strike

The strike that began on Wednesday by customs agents was ended yesterday afternoon.

Friday, June 26, 2009

The shut-down of customs affected the entrance and exit of goods and merchandise at all borders and ports in the country, leaving losses in the amount of nearly $100 million. published: “…the strike was ended after an agreement was signed between the head of the government and the Secretary General of the Customs Workers Trade Union, Edgardo Goytier.”

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June 2009

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