Major strike which paralyzed Haiti's customs is lifted following agreement with government

Posted by Sydney Noel on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Under: Economy
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The Association of Haitian Customs (ADH) announced Tuesday the lifting of the strike that has paralyzed all activities in the country’s customs since Monday, March 5th. This decision follows an agreement with the government to publish the law regarding the status of customs workers, informs the spokesman of ADH, Michel Nelson.

Haiti loses nearly 1 billion gourdes in 5 days, due to major strike across all post and custom offices

The Minister of Economy and Finance, Jude Patrick Salomon, who has  been urging workers to return to work is delighted with this decision, underlining that the Haitian Treasury has lost 900 million gourdes as a result of this crippling strike.

Employees of Post and Customs offices have been in disagreement with the government over a law guaranteeing special status and a pay raise, the government had promised to published that law 90 days after it drafted its terms jointly with ADH back in January 2017.

Haitian government suspends Customs workers' authorization to carry weapons

The Government was forced to cancel the customs workers’ authorization to carry weapons as tensions rose during the tense negotiations. It was not announced when the Customs workers would be allowed again to carry weapons as part of their duties.

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