Chilean port workers would paralyze for 48 hours due to no progress in negotiations with the Government

The workers linked to the Port Union of Chile They are ready to start a stoppage of activities that would last for 48 hours. The measure is related to the null progress in the negotiations that the entity carries out with the Government.

The dockers; In this sense, they seek to achieve a favorable response in terms of labor improvements through the creation of a pension system for heavy work, modernization of port regulations and grace pensions.

The information related to the stoppage has begun to be transferred and warned by some shipping companies to their clients in order to keep them abreast of the disruption that this work stoppage will entail. The strike, in fact, coincides with the beginning of the cruise season, a greater flow of fruit exports and also the reception of imports destined for the year-end holidays.

According to sources linked to the Port Union of Chile, the measure would materialize from this Wednesday at 8.00:7.59 am to last until 28:XNUMX am on Friday, October XNUMX.

The stoppage would add some 6.500 stevedoring workers present in 23 ports and terminals throughout the country, excluding facilities such as Arica, Coquimbo and Valparaíso, where the UPCH does not have a majority presence.

This is not the first strike carried out by the port union in 2022. At the end of August and beginning of September, the union entity stopped work for three shifts due to the lack of response to the historical demands born within port work.

A source pointed out from Unión Portuaria that these demands “began with Evelyn Matthei in 2012 with the issue of pensions and the promise of a Pension System for Heavy Work and High Risk, then came the Investigative Commission of Law 19.542 or the Ports Commission, whose conclusions remained in 2020 on the desk of ( Sebastián) Piñera and nothing happened, in addition to promises from the current government that have bypassed".

In July, the President Gabriel Boric met with the port workers in La Moneda, an instance in which the Minister of Transport, Juan Carlos Muñoz. On the occasion, the leaders externalized the different problems that the sector drags in labor, social security and regulatory terms.

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