Panama Canal Strike Ends

Workers for the Panama Canal expansion project agreed to end their strike and return to work Monday, January 23, the BBC reports.

The Grupo Unidos por el Canal, the consortium in charge of the construction project, agreed to increase the minimum wage by 13 percent, as well as give back pay for overtime and Sundays. The project, which is expected to double the Canal’s capacity, is scheduled for completion in 2014.

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