Argentina’s Port Strike Suspended

According to Reuters, a strike by port workers at Rosario, Argentina’s biggest agricultural export hub, has been suspended thanks to the government’s attempt to resolve a disagreement over wage hikes.

The industrial action – which began Monday- demanded improved wage conditions and has been  holding up 126 grains ships and affecting all terminals at the hub’s ports of Timbues, Puerto General San Martin and San Lorenzo.

Argentine cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich said today that “the working day should occur normally”.

Argentina is the world’s leading exporter of soy flour and oil and third, behind Brazil and the US,  in soybeans and corn. Almost 80% of the country’s crop is exported from Rosario and other adjoining ports along the Parana river

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