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Ex-GM Workers Suspend Hunger Strike in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia--A small group of former General Motors Co. (GM) employees in Colombia who sewed their mouths shut as part of a three-week hunger strike over a dispute with the auto maker have called off the strike, GM said Thursday.The hunger strike began Aug. 1 in front of the U.S. Embassy in Bogota. The workers claim they were fired from GM's local unit Colmotores more than a year ago due to serious on-the-job injuries sustained while lifting heavy objects and doing repetitive movements on the assembly line and other tasks."The parties have agreed to resolve the concerns through a mediator, and the former GM Colmotores employees have suspended their hunger strike," GM representative Katie McBride said in an emailed statement.A statement from GM added that officials from the auto maker in Colombia "have been addressing the issues raised by the former workers of GM Colmotores since they became known to us," and said the company looks forward to "productive dialogue through mediation ...

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