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Long subway strike ends in Argentine capital

08-15-2012 10:19 BJT

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The subway system in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires restored operation on Tuesday morning after the city's subway workers stopped a 10-day strike.

The strike, the longest since the subway's opening in 1913, ended on Monday evening after the labor union and the subway company reached an agreement on workers' pay rise and working conditions improving.

After negotiating for three hours, the two sides agreed on terms including a 23-percent pay hike for subway workers.

The strike had caused chaos to public traffic in Buenos Aires, forcing millions of subway commuters to go to work on foot or by bike. Bus stations were also crowded with long queues of eager passengers.

A similar strike took place in March when the Argentine government and Buenos Aires municipal government had divergence over problems caused by subway management and funding.



Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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