Uruguay: dockworkers reach agreement with port operator and settle dispute

Uruguay's dockworkers on Tuesday (12) approved the preliminary agreement reached with the Cuenca del Plata Terminal (TCP), concessionaire of the port of Montevideo, over "a guaranteed income" that will determine "how much each worker will be paid at the end of the month."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Single Port Union and Related Branches (SUPRA) spokesman Álvaro Reinaldo said the agreement was reached after several hours of negotiations at Uruguay's Ministry of Labor and Social Security, which ended at around 1 AM.

Workers approved "by a large majority" the collective bargaining agreement reached at Tuesday's assembly, and the official signing is expected to take place this Wednesday afternoon.

"The benefits we were seeking more than anything else was a guaranteed income that would enable workers to know how much they would receive at the end of the month and to have an . . .

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