Argentine authorities step in to end soy workers’ strike

Argentine authorities on Oct. 14 ended a less-than-24-hour wage strike by the Federation of Oilseeds Workers that had temporarily halted local soy processing at plants owned by major shippers Cargill, Bunge, Glencore and Dreyfus.

The Labour Ministry ordered the union back to work, with the government set to sit down with company and workers’ representatives next week, the federation said in a statement.

“The measure dictated by the Labour Ministry ended the strike at 1 p.m. (1600 GMT) today and the holding of a hearing on October 20,” the union said in a statement. The work stoppage, affecting some parts of Argentina’s key grains hub of Rosario, began at 2 p.m. on Oct. 13.

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