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Chilean port workers continue strike

Chilean dockworker strike, January 2015

A Chilean dock worker waves a Chilean flag at a rally at the entrance of the port during a strike in Valparaiso city. Photo by Reuters.

Over 200 workers at Chile’s San Antonio port remain on strike with workers at other ports saying they will not unload Puerto Central ships.

The Costanera Espigon Maritime Port Workers’ Federation (Fetraportces) continued its fourth day on strike Tuesday after claiming that San Antonio port concessionary company Puerto Central was not respecting an agreement over shift patterns.

Union leaders have highlighted several demands including additional pay for workers during the night shifts and the immediate initiation of collective bargaining negotiations between workers and Puerto Central executives.

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