Strike Suspended at Customs Posts in El Salvador

The Ministry of Finance’s customs and administrative services have been re-established and imports and exports are being processed normally.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The strike held last week has generated millions in losses not only for the country’s trade but throughout the region.
This morning the resumption of activities was reported at various border points such as Anguiatú and San Cristobal, Santa Ana and El Amatillo, in La Union.

"However at the borders of Las Chinamas, Ahuachapán y El Poy, Chalatenango, strikes are continuing.

It was hoped that the work would be restarted in these places after an announcement by trade unionists to lift the strike.

'Workers at the Ministry of Finance, as a gesture of good will break the strike at customs offices", said Odile Marroquin, Secretary General of the Union in a link with the radio station Punto105", reported Elsalvador.com



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