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Involvement of social elites
Nonviolent responses of opponent
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Success in achieving specific demands/goals
Notes on outcomes
The year 2000 was full of strikes for São Tomé and Principe.
In early 2000, the civil service went on strike demanding an increase in
minimum wage, which they eventually obtained in April. In October 2000, the
teachers’ union in São Tomé and Principe went on strike with 20 demands,
including an increase in wages.
Then, in either late October or early November (sources
varied), the health workers’ union also went on strike. The workers in the
health sector insisted on an increase in pay and a new salary framework. Both
the teachers on strike and the health workers wanted a pay increase equal to
the one the civil servants had received. After 10 days, the health workers’
strike ended because of government negotiations. The result of the negotiations
was that the minimum health worker salary would be increased from 40,000 dobras
to 150,000 dobras.
The teachers’ strike ended in late November when seven of their
demands were met.
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