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Argentine port workers signal another 48-hour strike next week

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina's grains exports remained paralyzed on Thursday due to a strike by port workers demanding to be vaccinated against Covid-19, with the labor unions threatening another 48-hour work stoppage next week.

Argentina's Port and Maritime Activities chamber said the strike on Wednesday and Thursday had halted port activity.

Industry leaders agree port workers should be protected from Covid-19, but Argentina's vaccination program has had a slow roll-out.

After a meeting with government officials late on Wednesday, the unions issued a statement saying they would "continue the struggle to protect . . .

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