The Federation of Maritime, Port and Naval Industries of the Argentine Republic (FeMPINRA) has carried out a strike in the ports of Rosario, the most important agro-industrial hub in the country, and has complicated exports by asking for a relief in the payment of Profits.
This Monday, the Union of Dredging and Signaling halted operations on the waterway, while the grain ports had no movement by the Union of Grain Receivers and Annexes of the Argentine Republic (URGARA).
As indicated by the unions, the request is in favour further measures to reduce personal income tax in workers reached.
“In Cristina Kirchner’s government we were the working aristocracy, Macri told us that no worker would pay profits, and now the government’s announcement is not clear,” said the trade unionist Juan Carlos Schmid, chief FeMPINRA), on the subject of Earnings.
Schmid argued after a meeting held that “the impact of the measures was successfuland that they will continue with the established plan of struggle because “there is a strong unease in the whole arc of the port, river and maritime unions that justify our legitimate actions”. And he added: “Reality hits us mercilessly, and we have no other resource than the strength of our work and our union”.
The strength measurement will continue during the week with further interruptions. On Wednesday, the force measurement will be at the terminals of the Buenos Aires and Dock Sud ports and in the Zarate – Campana corridor and on Friday, at the Río Santiago shipyard. And they warn that more surprising union actions are expected during the week.
In case of not receiving favorable responses, they warned him the protests will escalate and spread in the coming weekswhich will have a full impact on port activity.
And they clarified that the measure of force can only be revoked unilaterally by FeMPINRA as the Ministry of Labour it cannot impose compulsory conciliation for having exhausted the two previous negotiating instances without an agreement in the last year.
For his part, Pablo Palacio, Secretary General of URGARA, highlighted: “We are fed up with the fact that the agreements signed with the Ministry of Transport and Labor are not respected, to repeal the shameful decree signed during the Macri government which defines the use of a single terminal in the port of Buenos Aires”.
“Sometimes rulers will have to understand that salary is not a profit, it is retribution for the task performed. We feel in our pockets and in our quality of life, that this absurd tax falling on workers is simply confiscatory,” they said. Hurghada in a statement.
The statement is also for the repeal of decree 870/18 of the government of Mauricio Macri, which establishes a single operational terminal in the port of Buenos Aires, which denounces that there will be a monopoly.
only this Monday 1,500 trucks entered to the ports of Rosario against the more than 4,200 who had arrived on the same date in 2022. Mainly the terminals operated by oil workers have functioned.
“The ships could not be loaded because there were pickets that did not allow entry to the supervisor who controls the goods,” said Guillermo Wade, director of the Chamber of Port and Maritime Activities (CAPyM).
This occurs in the middle of lack of dollars for the country, in the first quarter agro-industrial companies liquidated 2,802 million dollars, 64% less than the amount recorded in the same period of 2022,
And, indeed, the government has boosted the agricultural dollar, which includes the soybean complex and 21 regional economies with an exchange rate of 300 pesos, to accelerate the entry of foreign currency and strengthen the reserves of the Central Bank.
Charles Arterburn is a seasoned business journalist for News Rebeat, where he provides comprehensive coverage of the latest trends and developments in the world of finance and economics.