According to Christian Bermeo, General Secretary of the Workers Committee, 600 armed cops accessed the headquarters of the Ecudos Sugar Mill, and there would even be injured workers because of the confrontation that took place this Tuesday morning with the police. Bermeo gave this information to radioshow Citynoticias, and added that the salary increase they’re asking for is for at least $14.
At around 06:50 in the morning, the police could finally enter the three gates of Ecudos, cutting the locks the workers had settled to be able to protest inside. Nearly 2000 workers who had also blocked the access to La Troncal City were evicted from the Sugar Mill by the authorities, who also brought tear gas, after 15 minutes of confrontation.
Later on, at 08:45, a group of eight employees from Ecudos got inside the headquarters to dialogue with Pedro Delgado, Manager from the AGD Trust, and with Stanley Vera, the Sugar Mill Administrator. The workers also demand the guarantee of job security they’ve been offered lasts longer than the 12 months law demands, despite the four months the actual Administration of the company offers.
The dialogues have been suspended at the moment due to the lack of agreement, and the strike continues.