Public employee strike possible for Friday

The government is gearing up for another strike by teachers and other public employees Friday. The complaint is a government plan to adjust salaries.

The Asociación de Profesores de Segunda Enseñanza is leading the job action, which will involve a march to Casa Presidencial.

The Asociación Nacional de Educadores said it has not yet decided if it will join the strike, but it did issue a blistering statement about the proposal from the government. The organization said that public employees might lose half their salary.

The central government is trying to make salaries more uniform throughout the executive branch. A statement Tuesday from the Ministro de Trabajo y Seguridad Social urged negotiations and said that no final decisions have been made on the salary issue.

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