Cargill soy crushers in Argentina suspend strike over firings

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Soy crush workers employed
in Argentina by international grains trading company Cargill
suspended a strike on Thursday that they had called
earlier this week after 40 of their fellow workers had been
dismissed.

The Labor Ministry ordered the striking workers and
management to negotiate a deal. The order to negotiate would
expire in three weeks if an accord is not reached.

“For now, the strike is off,” Sergio Diaz of the SOEAR
oilseed crushers union told Reuters by telephone. The work
stoppage affected Cargill operations in grains hub Rosario.

Rosario, along the Parana River, is the main departure port
for Argentine soyoil and soymeal. The South American grains
powerhouse is the world’s biggest exporter of both products.

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