Previously, the company had agreed to a 10.7 percent direct raise and a one-grade increase on the wage scale for all workers, which jointly amounted to a 15.1 percent wage hike. Now the company has nixed the scale increase and offered workers a direct raise of 15.5 percent.
"It seems we got what we wanted from what we see so far, but we have to go through pages and pages of their proposal still and it's too early to say whether we accept it or not," Pires said.
It is likely that the workers will not stage a three-day strike as previously threatened.
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