Rail traffic resumes in Algeria after unions end strike

AFP , Friday 21 Oct 2011

Rail traffic in Algeria resumes after a five-day strike that paralysed the national network ended following a deal between unions and the National Rail Transport Company

As part of a deal between Algeria’s the National Rail Transport Company (SNTF) and unions, rail workers were assured they would be paid in two installments a wage increase they were promised in 2009, the APS news agency said.

Algeria has been shaken by a series of strikes recently.

On Sunday, just as most of the country's education unions were ending an action over a wage dispute, the national health sector said it was calling an open-ended strike from October 25.

Lawyers are also threatening action on the same day if a planned law to reorganise their profession is not withdrawn.

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