The cemetery workers hope for something of a windfall once the borders are reopened for bodies.
Another sticking point in the negotiations was the status of five cemetery workers who were dismissed while on the picket line.
According to residents, the tempest unearthed the baby's coffin, which was discovered by a cemetery worker.
Instead, the morgue apparently sent the body to a site far across the capital city for burial by cemetery workers.
Four cemetery workers were digging in the bright light cast from the patrol-car headlamps.
Around one in the morning, the container of the casket was finally uncovered by the cemetery workers.
A couple of the cemetery workers crossed themselves and bowed their heads low.
The cemetery workers had headed back to their nearby truck probably to get their shovels.
Particularly touching are the items many leave at the grave, which cemetery workers do not remove until they become dilapidated.
A cemetery worker operating a small earth-mover scooped fresh dirt into the hole.