Workers wanted a S/10 per day (approx U$3.30) pay rise and Shougang offered them a raise of S/0.70 (about U$0.25) per day. The workforce quite correctly took that as the insult it sounds like, downed tools and didn’t cave in under pressure. Here’s the final deal:
- A S/3.30 per day rise (approx U$1.10)
- A one-time bonus payment of S/1,300 (approx U$434)
- Meals supplied by the company for workers on duty
- Transport paid for (or partly paid for) by the company.