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Workers at the Maragra sugar mill in Manhiça district, Maputo province, went back to work today, promising to call another strike if their demands are not met in full.
The move was agreed yesterday in a meeting between the workforce and company management, in the context of the search for understanding between the parties.
The workers, who had been on strike since July 27 demanding wage increases, wanted to continue the strike but, Notícias reports, were reined in by the union because they could thereby be breaking the law since their petition indicated August 1 as the date of the end of the strike.
According to Alexandre Munguambe of the National Union of Workers of the Sugar Industry (SINTIA), the workforce was asked to resume activities, with the option of calling another strike later.
“We advised the workers to resume activities, according to the petition,” Munguambe said.
Just yesterday, workers were awaiting the return of a team sent to company headquarters in South Africa in search of a solution.
The disagreement between workers and management covers wages, the suspension of various subsidies and benefits, and the salary gap between local workers and those in other territories.