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Guadeloupe strikes enter 24th day

Video by Sarah DRURY

Text by FRANCE 24 (with wires)

Latest update : 2009-02-13

In Guadeloupe, the LKP committee, which organised the strikes that have paralysed the island for the last three weeks, halted negotiations on Thursday evening. France has dispatched two mediators.

The Antilles strikes threatened to grow on Thursday as the workers’ collective called for a general strike. In Guadeloupe, meanwhile, negotiations are at a standstill.

The country's LKP committee, which organised the strikes against the high cost of living that have paralysed the island for the last three weeks, halted negotiations on Thursday evening. The region’s secretary of state to the French overseas territories dispached two mediators at the request of PM François Fillon.

But after a few hours, LKP negotiators declared they would not resume talks until the state agreed to sign a preliminary accord put forth on Sunday.

The entrepreneurs’ movement of Guadeloupe (MEG) publicised its five propositions on Thursday evening, including a quarterly 150 euro subsidy for increasing purchasing power, irrespective of salary.

Date created : 2009-02-13

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