September 14, 2010

CASTRO CONVERTIBLE:

Cuba to cut 500,000 gov't workers, reform salaries (WILL WEISSERT and PAUL HAVEN, 9/13/10, AP)

Cuba announced Monday it will cast off at least half a million state workers by early next year and reduce restrictions on private enterprise to help them find new jobs — the most dramatic step yet in President Raul Castro's push to radically remake employment on the communist-run island.

Castro suggested during a nationally televised address on Easter Sunday that as many as 1 million Cuban workers — about one in five — may be redundant.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at September 14, 2010 6:18 AM
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