BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — Argentine oilseed workers unions and soy crushing companies signed a new deal to end the 20-day strike, Reuters reported.
The strike began over oilseed workers wanting better wages particularly for those who continued to work through the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Argentina’s CIARA soy crushing chamber, the new contract includes a two-part 25% increase in salaries from January to August and increases for the rest of the year are to be determined by the inflation rate.
The deal “means the triumph of the strike for a living wage that ensures a dignified lie for each worker and their families,” Argentina’s oilseed workers’ federation said in a statement.
During the strike a total of 162 ships had been delayed in Argentine agro-industrial ports and temporarily stopped operations at soy crushing and other farm industry activities in the country, Reuters reported.