THE AGRO-EXPORT SECTOR EXPRESSED TO THE GOVERNMENT ITS CONCERN ABOUT THE PORT STRIKE.
The measure of force promoted by port unions will be today to demand the vaccination of personnel.
Through a letter, the companies associated with the Chamber of Commercial Private Ports (CPPC) and the Chamber of Port and Maritime Activities (CAPYM), the Business Chamber of Boat, Mooring and Related Services (CESLAA), the Maritime Center de Rosario and the Chamber of Control Companies of the Argentine Republic (CADECRA), expressed to the National Government their great concern about the new measure of force announced yesterday by several port unions to carry out a new total stoppage of activities next Friday, June 18. The reason for the claim as expressed is, once again, the need to be included as a priority group for COVID 19 vaccination.
In this framework, although agro-exporters agree that staff must be vaccinated for carrying out essential work, they fear the consequences that a new work stoppage will have in a context of such a pronounced crisis.
“In the first place because it is not a conflict of labor breach that the companies that are affected can resolve, but rather it is a health issue that must be prosecuted before the corresponding enforcement authorities. Secondly, we must mention the serious economic consequences for the country and the companies that have generated recent similar measures for the same reason, ”the sector highlighted in the document.
“It is worth noting that in addition to being at the time of greatest activity, there is also a tremendous downspout of the rivers that mainly affects the river ports. Measures such as those announced generate millionaire losses for the sector, the Nation and for society as a whole, in addition to the total cut off of ship logistics causing congestion at anchorages and the impossibility of bringing more ships to the coast. All this results in enormous damages for the country, at a time when we must all pull the same car, “he added.