Strike ends at key Guinea port

31st October 2011, Comments 0 comments

A strike at Conakry's container port by employees demanding better working conditions ended Monday after three days, as unions obtained a promise of better salaries from port authorities.

"We were promised a significant hike in salaries and the consideration of most of our demands," union spokesman Mohamed Momo Camara told AFP, after discussions with port management and the ministry of transport.

Some 400 employees at the port, crucial to the economy of the Guinean capital, launched an indefinite strike on Friday after month of failed negotiations.

The French group Bollore, which manages the port, was handed a memorandum on March 29 in which workers demanded job security, recognition of seniority, the maintenance of 100 percent social cover and upgrading of special bonuses.

© 2011 AFP

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