The economic struggle of organized labor in Nicaragua

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Bus Strike, Minimum Wage and the IMF
Weekly News Update on the Americas, 24 August 1997. Inter-city passenger transport operators in Nicaragua began an open-ended strike on Aug. 21 to protest an ‘invasion of new routes’ authorized by the government. This excess of service is ‘strangling [the operators] economically.’ Minimum wage far below cost of living. Freezing of salaries due to structural adjustment.
Transport strike widens
Workers World, 11 September 1997. Leaders of the Collective Transport Federation of Nicaragua building solidarity for their two-week strike, which resulted when the right-wing government imposed 72 new bus routes without any studies showing that this would improve service. Negotiations broke down on Aug. 26 when the government insisted on allowing scab drivers to attend talks.
Nicaraguan Health Workers Strike, Protest
Weekly News Update on the Americas, 22 February 1998. Nurses, cooks and support staff of Nicaragua's Health Ministry held a march through the streets of Managua to demand job stability and salary reclassification. The leader of the Federation of Health Workers (FETSALUD) said the protests will continue until the authorities agree to negotiate.