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Peru port strikes lifted after three weeks

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Peru port strikes lifted after three weeks

Peru’s dock worker unions, employers and government representatives will meet today to begin collective bargaining negotiations, website Andina.com.pe reported.

After a 21-day strike, employers and workers signed an agreement to begin negotiations and resume work in Puerto Callao, where acts of violence had sparked condemnation from the Peruvian Exporters Association.

Employment and Labour Promotion minister Manuela García Cochagne

Andina reported the parties involved in the process include Employment and Labour Promotion minister Manuela García Cochagne, the Peruvian Port Operators Association (ASSPOR), the Peruvian Maritime Agents Association (APAM) and the Puerto Callao Workers Maritime Trade Union (SUTRAMPORC).

The parties agreed that each of the 581 active port workers would receive a loan of 700 Peruvian Soles (US$255.43) in remuneration for the work that needed to be done after re-opening operations, the story reported.

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Source: www.freshfruitportal.com

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