|Bahamas: Immigration, Customs Workers to Remain on Strike |
April 16, 2012
Hundreds of immigration and customs workers in the Bahamas are on strike and say they won't go back to work at least until May 7, when general elections are held.
Customs union spokesman K. Renaldo Collie says his union and others are demanding new contracts for two years and accuse the government of slashing some salaries by as much as 60 percent without consultation. They also say the government is not allowing sufficient rest between shifts.
Collie says air traffic controllers and other workers have supported the strike through sickouts and work stoppages since the walkout started on April 5.
We will contact travelers who may be affected by this strike.
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