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Labor strike hits Argentina's major port

Other News Materials 27 January 2011 05:58
Workers in one of Argentina's major ports near the city of Rosario have staged a strike, paralyzing the South American country main point of soy and grain exports, PressTV reported.
Labor strike hits Argentina's major port

Workers in one of Argentina's major ports near the city of Rosario have staged a strike, paralyzing the South American country main point of soy and grain exports, PressTV reported.

Labor unions of truck drivers, stevedores and other port workers walked out on the indefinite strike early on Wednesday to protest low wages.

According to union sources, the nine port terminals of San Lorenzo port and activities of US grain giant Cargill have been affected by the action.

The protesting workers are seeking to increase a minimum monthly wage of 5,000 pesos (1,250 dollars).

Argentina -- which ranks as one the world's largest food producers -- exported over $20 billion worth of grains, derivatives, oils and biodiesel in 2010.

The South American country is also world's third largest exporter of soybeans, second for corn and fourth for wheat.

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