BASSE-TERRE — (Prensa Latina) An agreement March 5 over wages and prices between authorities and unions put an end to a six-week general strike in Guadeloupe, a French overseas territory in the Caribbean.

The deal reached overnight met protesters’ demands for a 200 euro increase in the lowest monthly salaries and pegged back the price of dozens of shop items to reduce the cost of living on the island, which is higher than in mainland France.

In spite of the agreement, Guadeloupe protest leader Elie Domota urged social organizations to remain mobilized.

“It is a first step,” Domota told reporters.

According to Domota, in the coming months and weeks there will be many other struggles on training and employment.

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