US$ 28 million every day loss for a port strike


The workers of Enapu (National Port Enterprise) paralyzed the port
activities for 24 hours to protest against government’s intention to
modernize the ports with the aid of private foreign investors.

According to the port operators, this extreme measure caused a loss of US$ 28million only in one day, it stopped the exportation and importation ofgoods from the whole country. The syndicate declared that the will not
hesitate to organize a 48 hours strike until the government desists of its

Minister Carlos Ferrero criticized the action because the national export
growth is in danger by this kind of measure.