Argentina’s Port Workers to Strike on June 23rd

Port workers in Argentina’s Rosario grains export hub are planning to start a strike on Tuesday, June 23rd  at midnight local time , the local port chamber said.

The strike, which is set to demand salary improvements and union rights “will take place in such a manner as to interrupt all activities related to the agriculture exporting companies in the jurisdiction,” said the San Lorenzo branch of the CGT labor federation.

San Lorenzo covers the northern districts of the Rosario hub where multinational companies such as Bunge Ltd, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus Commodities BV have crushing plants and ports. The CGT counts quality control inspectors and dock workers among its members in Rosario.

The CGT San Lorenzo branch said it would continue talks in the hope of reaching an agreement.

RCL Agencies will continue to monitor the development of the situation and provide further updates once available