Striking workers outside Alma
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Alma telescope crew go on strike

Technicians and administrators at the world's largest radio telescope, the Alma observatory in Chile's Atacama desert, have gone on strike.

Staff want a 15% increase in pay and improved benefits, to compensate for the isolation and harsh conditions of working on a 5000m plateau in the Atacama desert.

Janey Mitchell reports.

  • 23 Aug 2013
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