Rosario braces for port strike

Rosario braces for port strike

San Francisco: Argentina’s principle grain export hub of Rosario is braced for a strike tomorrow as workers demand better pay and working conditions. The strike will start at midnight on Tuesday aimed at interrupting “all activities related to the agriculture exporting companies in the jurisdiction,” said the San Lorenzo branch of the CGT labour federation.

San Lorenzo covers the northern districts of the Rosario hub where the likes of Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus have crushing plants and terminals.

The militant action in Argentina comes at a time when its neighbour, Chile, is also going through a series of port strikes.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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