Santiago de Chile, Nov 22 (EFE) .- Chilean public employees began a 48-hour strike today, in the framework of negotiations with the government for a salary improvement that should be enter into force next December, reported union leaders in the sector.
The strike was called by the National Association of Public Employees (Anef) and Bureau Public Sector (MSP), which brings together the workers of the main public services of the southern country.
After several weeks of negotiations, workers have lowered their demand Initially, from a 5.0% wage increase to 4.2%, while the government has increased its offer from 1.9 to 2.1% increase.
At this time the of an agreement, said today the president of the Anef, Carlos Insunza, while from the government, where those in charge of negotiating are the finance ministers, Nicolás Eyzaguirre and Labor, Alejandra Krauss, it was indicated that this Thursday there will be a new meeting with the unions.
The latter have not ruled out extending the strike indefinitely if they are not accepted. lawsuits.
Some public services, such as the Civil Registry, Correos and the Courts of Justice, functioned normally today, while several others, such as Primary Health, which is administered by the municipalities, they maintained ethical shifts to attend cases of urgency