Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Fishing fleet docked in Mar del Plata. (Photo: Lia Russo)

Fishermen consider resuming work with certain conditions

Click on the flag for more information about Argentina ARGENTINA
Friday, July 13, 2012, 23:50 (GMT + 9)

The members of the Fishermen’s Maritime Union (Simape) will decide whether to resume work or not at a meeting after having spent over three months on strike.

“It is necessary to make it clear that this does not mean ending the strike,” the assistant Secretary of Simape Pablo Trueba stated.

If the sailors decide to resume work today, they will do so with certain conditions, that is to say, they will perform an eight-hour working day and not nearly double that period as it is the usual thing in the sea, La Capital reported.

Otherwise, the members of the union will decide to continue on strike.

This Friday’s meeting was organized after the National Labour Ministry summoned fishing companies to start work because all the necessary conditions to do so have been contemplated.

"Here there is enormous confusion. Even though there has been a warning, the problem entrepreneurs must face is that there are no sailors because they are on strike. Out of 10 of them, nine belong to Simape," Trueba stressed.

In the port of Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires province, the conflict began 105 days ago.

Simape claims a 22 per cent wage increase, which the Maritime United Workers Union (SOMU) has already accepted -- and that the wage should be paid in one installment.

The official proposal consisted in paying the increase in two installments but Simape rejected it.

Meanwhile, fish filleters from Mar del Plata started an indefinite blockage of the route Autovía 2, in the access to that town, in demand of a solution to the conflict, reported InfoBae.

“Workers say they will remain there “until the Mayor Gustavo Pulti convenes them to a discussion board” and “provides a subsidy for filleters,” expressed the sector in a statement.

They also require "a settlement of the situation and be assured job security."

According to the Secretary General of the Fish Workers Union and Allied Workers (UTPyA-CTA), Roberto Villaola, "more than 6,000 families are experiencing a helpless situation."

The secretary ensures filleters "have not received any aid," as they work under "extremely hard" conditions, and therefore "need an immediate economic support."

Meanwhile, the president of the Chamber of Deep-Sea Fishing Vessel Owners, Darío Sócrate insisted that companies "desperately" need to go to work, Pescare reported.

Related article:

- Strike continues, but negotiations with entrepreneurs are likely

By Analia Murias
editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Norway
Sep 4, 23:40 (GMT + 9):
Norway Royal Salmon detects ISA in two smolt sites
Spain
Sep 4, 23:20 (GMT + 9):
Renewal of tuna fleet operating in international waters eased
Norway
Sep 4, 22:50 (GMT + 9):
Salmon exports grow in value, fall in volume
Chile
Sep 4, 22:10 (GMT + 9):
Fishery and aquaculture exports fall 19pc
Norway
Sep 4, 21:40 (GMT + 9):
Salmon price status at week 36
United Kingdom
Sep 4, 09:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - SFF comment on landing figures for 2014
New Zealand
Sep 4, 09:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Seafood NZ applauds MPI operation in Hawke's Bay
India
Sep 4, 09:14 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Landlocked Punjab gets fish research hub at Bathinda
Russian Federation
Sep 4, 09:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Russia needs to develop Vladivostok fish hub to boost economy - minister
Oman
Sep 4, 09:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Taiwan to share aquaculture and solar energy expertise
India
Sep 4, 09:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - On day-long strike, Panaji market sees fish inflation
India
Sep 4, 09:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Landlocked Punjab gets fish research hub at Bathinda
Republic of Ireland
Sep 4, 09:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Aqua farmers warned as massive algae bloom threatens fish and marine life
United Kingdom
Sep 4, 09:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Aquaponics Workshop hailed a success
Canada
Sep 4, 03:20 (GMT + 9):
Zoneco's strategy to trade Canadian lobster in China generates doubts



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Climate change will alter global marine communities
United Kingdom Tropical marine animals that currently thrive in warm habitats around the equator will have to spread north and south to avoid extinction as global sea temperatures rise, a study has found.
Paua and crayfish black market busted
New Zealand Fisheries officers shut down black market fishing operations, mainly focused on trading paua and crayfish, and seized assets around the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne in an effort to crack down on illegal seafood trade.
Zoneco's strategy to trade Canadian lobster in China generates doubts
Canada The executives of a large Chinese seafood company settled in Nova Scotia have taken the marketing decision to use the name "Boston lobster” to trade the crustacean in China, a marketing strategy whose success has raised doubts among experts in the field.
Sanford gets rid of its tuna fleet
New Zealand Fishing company Sanford has sold one of its Pacific tuna vessels and intends to sell its other purse seiner and quit its Pacific tuna business due to certain challenges in the sector.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Pescanova, S.A. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Limited
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel ehf - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2015 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER