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Strike hits Callao port

Port workers have begun an “indefinite” strike at the general cargo facility in Callao, Peru operated by APM Terminals (APMT).

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has voiced its support for the strike by Peruvian union SUTRAMPORC. According to a statement from SUTRAMPORC secretary Geraldo Honores, the union has gone on strike because APMT “has launched a campaign against the unionised workers” and is “suspending many of them for ridiculous reasons”.

The ITF called on APMT to “respect national and international legislation, engage in proper negotiations, end the discrimination against dockers and agree to wage increases in line with company profit”.

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