Strike Resumes at Chile’s San Antonio Port

Strike at Chile’s San Antonio port entered its fourth day on Tuesday with dock workers refusing to unload ships of the port’s concessionary company Puerto Central, writes Chilean newspaper El Economista.

The strike is being attributed by Costanera Espigon Maritime Port Workers’ Federation (Fetraportces) to Puerto Central’s breach of shift pattern deal.

As a result, union leaders want collective bargaining negotiations between workers and Puerto Central executives to be launched.

The strike has raised concern of Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX), whose President Ronald Brown is worried about how the strike will affect fruit exports.

“The strike is happening at a time when Resolution 7233 of December 2014 was just published by the National Customs Directorate, which obliges companies that participate in the country’s foreign trade to pay an equivalent sum of USD 0.20 per [metric] ton that is exported or imported to the country, with proceeds going to cover commitments made by the State, mainly related to retroactive payments for port workers’ lunch breaks and pensions,” the Association said in a statement.

ASOEX urged the involved parties to do their part so as to avoid loses to the national economy.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jul 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

World Gas Series: Morocco Summit

Bringing together key players in the gas value chain in Morocco, the World Gas Series:

read more >

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum 2019

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum is an event for Maritime leaders who want to unlock successful business formula of the industry!

read more >

Shipping Transformation Asia

Shipping Transformation Asia will provide a platform for future-focused discussion in the shipping,…

read more >

Global Sustainable Shipping Forum 2019

The event will provide valuable insights from conference sessions, great networking opportunities and will offer…

read more >