Uruguay dockworkers accept agreement and conflict ends

On Tuesday, Uruguay's dockworkers for the second time approved the draft collective agreement reached with Terminal Cuenca del Plata (TCP), concessionaire of the port of Montevideo, after a failed attempt in mid-October due to interpretation disputes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Single Port Union and Related Branches (SUPRA) spokesman Álvaro Reinaldo made the announcement, detailing that on Sunday TCP - 80% of which belongs to Belgian company Katoen Natie and 20% to the Uruguayan State - resubmitted the October 12 pre-agreement for consideration, which was approved by the workers' assembly on Tuesday.

"There was only one point in which there was an interpretation discrepancy and this was the way the company wanted it to be, so there were no major changes between one and the other," Reinaldo emphasized.

The workers' representative added that the Ministry of Labor and . . .

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