Port-side Argentine grains inspectors end month-long strike, freeing exports


Reporting by Maximilian Heath. Writing by Hugh Bronstein. Editing by Mark Potter, Reuters

January 7, 202


BUENOS AIRES, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The union representing Argentine port-side grain inspectors said on Thursday it had ended a month-long wage strike after reaching a contract deal with export companies that will allow international soy, corn and wheat shipments to return to normal.


The deal was struck after a marathon negotiation session with Argentina’s private ports chamber on Wednesday. The work stoppage by the union, known by its Spanish acronym Urgara, started on Dec. 9 and had hit operations in key ports throughout Argentina, the world’s top supplier of soymeal livestock feed.


“We reached an agreement,” Urgara official Juan Carlos Peralta told Reuters. The CPPC ports chamber confirmed that...