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Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:51 - Updated Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:52

Luanda Railway's workers suspend strike

Luanda - The 17 trains of the Luanda Railroad (CFL) are back to normal, starting as from next Monday, as a result of the suspension of the general strike that began on January 14.

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Luanda Railway's train

Photo: Clemente dos Santos

The suspension must be in force until 31 March.

The measure was announced this Friday by Jacinto Gaspar, secretary-general of the Central General of Independent and Free Trade Unions of Angola (CGSILA), who said that they intend to negotiate the 80 per cent salary increase with the moratorium.

The workers started a general strike ten days ago, which led to the withdrawal of all services, including the minimum, for four days.

Due to the cut of the minimum services, in the  line of the Law, the Ministry of Transport asked the Executive for a civil requisition, under the strike Law (23/91 of June 15), to replace the striking workers of the Luanda (CFL).

In a press release, the ministerial department clarified that the measure came after a request from Luanda's Railroad Company and aims to ensure the continuity of the transportation service, which has been paralyzed for eight days.

However, the minimum services were reset last Thursday (24).

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