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Montevideo's city employees voluntarily cut their 2010 pay hike in half

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MONTEVIDEO -- City employees in Montevideo were entitled to a 4 percent pay hike in 2010, but have voluntarily cut their increase in half to help the city cope with cutbacks in local government aid.

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"In these tough times we all need to help out, and to pitch in together to keep making Montevideo the best city we can,'' said Steve Stand, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1686 in a joint statement issued by the employees and city.

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