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Barbados diggers on strike, demanding new boots

July 6 2006

Members of one family, at least, had to roll up our sleeves, to take up shovels and bury themselves 83-year-old woman. The reason lies in the fact that the gravediggers of the biggest cemetery of Barbados went on strike, demanding the government new boots.

In the absence of a sufficient number of rubber boots that are just needed in the hurricane season and the rainy season, about 70 workers Westbury cemetery in capital - the city of Bridgetown - quit work. Gravediggers also seek to obtain new sets of "first aid", as well as emergency repair of all outbuildings cemetery.

After 10 hours, after the ambulance service as Barbados vowed that the new boots for the grave-diggers had already ordered, the cemetery workers ended the strike. Tells

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