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Wednesday, July 29, 1998 Published at 18:27 GMT 19:27 UK


World: Americas

Puerto Rico phones


Reports from Puerto Rico say some six-thousand workers at the state telephone company have returned to their jobs, ending a six-week strike against plans to privatise it.

Under an agreement reached with management, no reprisals will be taken against anyone who joined the stoppage.

It was marked by violent protests and widespread sabotage of telephone lines.

The sale, to a United States company, is still set to go ahead.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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