The union of grain receivers URGARA and the Federation of Workers of the Oleaginoso Industrial Complex decided this Wednesday to extend the strike that began last week to demand better wages.

The unionists announced after 2:00 p.m. that the strike in the country’s ports of Granada will continue after eight days of cessation of activities and without having reached an agreement with the business chambers, after the last hearing of 10 hours last Monday at the Ministry of Job.

The Argentine agro-export center, located about 50 kilometers north of Rosario, concentrates about 80% of the country’s agricultural and agro-industrial exports.

The Argentine government urges to resume activity and to hold talks with companies.

Currently there are 129 ships waiting to be able to ship 4.5 million tons of grains and by-products, which represents about 1,600 million dollars, according to sources from the agribusiness.

The negative economic impact generated by this week of cessation of activities in the ports of Gran Canaria amounts to 700 million dollars, that is, 100 million dollars per day.