Pearl Continental Workers End Sit-in

Two hundred union members occupying the basement of the Pearl Continental Karachi Hotel ended their 25-day sit-in on Saturday night, March 20 when a direct representative of the hotel's owner directly intervened in the conflict for the first time ever in the more than 8-year history of the conflict. Pressure had escalated with the March 19 declaration of an indefinite hunger strike by two union members. More information here and here.