BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — Argentina’s port-side grain inspectors and export companies have come to an agreement to end the port strike that began Dec. 9, 2020, Reuters reported.
The new deal was reached by Argentina’s grain inspectors union, Urgara, Argentina’s private port chamber on Jan. 6, 2021. It now allows international soy, corn and wheat shipments to resume.
At the beginning of the strike, a large portion of Argentina’s oilseed workers joined Ugara in the strike. The oilseed workers union and soy crushing company signed a new deal to end their strike.
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.