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TOKYO — With negotiations at an impasse on Friday, Japanese workers at U.S. bases plan to go ahead with all-day strikes later this week to protest their government’s plan to cut their pay.

The strikes will be spread out across three days, said Tsuneo Teruya, secretary-general of the Zenchuro labor union’s headquarters in Tokyo.

Strikes are set for Wednesday at Okinawa bases.

Misawa Air Base, Yokota Air Base, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and Sasebo Naval Base, along with smaller installations not in Kanagawa prefecture, will see strikes Thursday.

Friday strikes are scheduled for Kanagawa prefecture bases including Yokosuka Naval Base, Camp Zama and Naval Air Facility Atsugi.

The strikes are planned to last eight hours and begin for workers when they start their regular business day, Teruya said.

Leaders of Zenchuro, or the Japan Garrison Forces Labor Union, met with Ministry of Defense officials Friday but no agreement was reached in the negotiations, Teruya said.

Teruya said the union is “extremely upset” the ministry presented no specific plan, although officials told the union leaders during the last negotiation that they’d hoped to reach a settlement by Friday.

He said the union is open to any negotiations before the strike.

Union members will picket at base gates throughout Japan and Okinawa, calling on Japanese base workers to participate in the strike, union leaders said. U.S. personnel and contractors may be asked to show their IDs at the picket lines but will be able to go through the gates, they said.

Last month, the Japanese government proposed to abolish Japanese workers’ allowances, which make up about 10 percent of their monthly paychecks.

The proposal to abolish allowances came amid the streamlining of government spending, ministry officials said. The total cost of the allowances allocated in fiscal year 2007 was about $88.8 million, according to the defense ministry.

As of September, 25,530 Japanese were employed at 55 U.S. military installations throughout the country. About 16,600 of them, or about 65 percent, are Zenchuro members, according to the union.

Stars and Stripes reporter Vince Little contributed to this report.

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