Loss due to general strike estimated at some 15 million guilders
WILLEMSTAD - The general strike last Thursday, has caused the local economy a lot more damage than the 1.8 million guilders demanded by the SGTK union for its members. And they finally got it too.
This is according to the President of the Curaçao Business Association Joel da Silva Gois, who is also the acting chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Public life was largely paralyzed because of the power outage.
Although there are no hard data to indicate what the real loss was for the business owners, but they estimate it at 10 to 15 million guilders.