Costa Rica: Banana workers in Sixaola strike for better wages

More than 500 workers at three banana plantations in the area of Sixaola, near the Panama border, are on strike over low wages. The Ministerio de Trabajo (Ministry of Labour) is expected to intervene today.

The plantations belong to the Del Monte company, where workers say they have attempted for almost a year and half to negotiate a fair deal.

Among the employees at the plantations are Costa Ricans, Nicaraguans and indigenous Guaymi of Panama.

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