Yesterday, the ATE union launched a 3-day strike at SENASA, causing a complete halt to exports. The protest is set to take place from November 29th to December 1st, disrupting operations at ports, international airports, border crossings, and all customs offices. The union holds both the current and incoming governments responsible.

Following the State Workers’ Association (ATE) substantiating the high likelihood of a wave of layoffs in public agencies, a 3-day strike will commence at the National Service of Health and Agri-Food Quality (SENASA) from November 29th to December 1st, impacting exports and interprovincial trade.

They argue that the continuity of all personnel hired in 2023, as well as the 550 contracted under the FUNVET modality, is seriously threatened, as they were signing service provision contracts as self-employed professionals.

In this regard, Secretary-General Rodolfo Aguiar stated, “The measure we will begin tomorrow will have a significant impact, and workers cannot be held responsible for its consequences. For years, we have demanded job security for all agency employees. There is no reason for anyone to want to implement an adjustment in SENASA, as it is self-financing and contributed 12 billion pesos to the Argentine state in 2022.”

“This is the beginning of an action plan that will continue in other agencies, and we do not rule out a general strike, with public sector workers being the first affected by the austerity measures,” added the union leader.

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