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Strike hits Yugoslavia's railways

Posted on March 19, 2002

Yugoslavia's 29,000 railway workers went on strike Monday to demand higher wages, leaving all trains in the country except international and some domestic at a standstill. Rail workers, who earn an average of $150 a month, launched their strike after failed talks with the government, which said it could agree to only a 3% wage increase, far lower than the 15% increase workers seek, reported The Associated Press. Thousands of commuters were left stranded at rail stations by the midday strike while trying to return home after work. Strike organizers said they were ready to stay off the job for a month, said the AP.

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