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October 23, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
El Salvador Finance Ministry employees and thousands of sympathizers ignored government threats of imprisonment and went on strike. Workers at the ministry declared an indefinite work stoppage and demanded a monthly wage increase of $25, in addition to improved benefits. A strike leader said that more than half the ministry's 5,200 workers are honoring the strike and that nearly 7,000 other state employees stayed off their jobs for a day in support.
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October 23, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
El Salvador Finance Ministry employees and thousands of sympathizers ignored government threats of imprisonment and went on strike. Workers at the ministry declared an indefinite work stoppage and demanded a monthly wage increase of $25, in addition to improved benefits. A strike leader said that more than half the ministry's 5,200 workers are honoring the strike and that nearly 7,000 other state employees stayed off their jobs for a day in support.
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July 9, 1987
Salvadoran riot police shot at striking government social welfare workers trying to force their way into a San Salvador building. At least 22 people were injured, including officers and journalists, witnesses said. The violence reportedly began when policemen cornered one of the strikers and started beating and kicking him. A group of fellow workers went to help him. "Then suddenly, shots were heard and we all hit the ground," said one witness, a journalist who refused to be identified by name.
NEWS
July 17, 1988
A former manager of El Salvador's state food agency and five other officials, were charged with embezzling $30 million. Judge Armando Mata Elias told reporters that Jose Humberto Salmeron, former manager of the Supply Regulation Institute, known by the initials IRA, and five former agency employees had been detained and were to appear before a local court on charges of embezzling state funds. It was the second case of corruption involving former government officials in a week.
NEWS
July 17, 1988
A former manager of El Salvador's state food agency and five other officials, were charged with embezzling $30 million. Judge Armando Mata Elias told reporters that Jose Humberto Salmeron, former manager of the Supply Regulation Institute, known by the initials IRA, and five former agency employees had been detained and were to appear before a local court on charges of embezzling state funds. It was the second case of corruption involving former government officials in a week.
NEWS
July 9, 1987
Salvadoran riot police shot at striking government social welfare workers trying to force their way into a San Salvador building. At least 22 people were injured, including officers and journalists, witnesses said. The violence reportedly began when policemen cornered one of the strikers and started beating and kicking him. A group of fellow workers went to help him. "Then suddenly, shots were heard and we all hit the ground," said one witness, a journalist who refused to be identified by name.
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