Senasa workers resume their control tasks after lifting the strike

Midagri indicated that despite the force measure, essential services and certifications were not affected.

Workers of the National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa) of Peru resumed their work today after lifting the indefinite strike that they had been complying with since Monday, October 24, said entity attached to the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri).

According to Senasa, the workers' union accepted the unique exceptional bonus of 2,000 soles that had been offered to resolve their demands.
The proposal was presented before starting the fight measure; however, it was not initially accepted by the trade union. After two days of strike, it was accepted that the CAS (Administrative Service Contract) workers and 728 receive this economic benefit in December.
During the development of the negotiations, the head of the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation, Jenny Ocampo Escalante, accompanied the delegation and made the commitment to the national agricultural sector prevail, to the benefit of economic dynamism and family farming throughout the country.
Effective contingency plan
The stoppage of activities was accepted by CAS and 728 Senasa personnel in various regions of the country; however, essential services and certifications were not affected.
"At the national level, we have had as a result a positive balance regarding the contingency plan that was executed during these two days, managing to meet the requests by 98%," remarked the head of Senasa, Miguel Quevedo.
As is known, during this time of year Peru maintains export campaigns for blueberries, grapes, citrus and mango; whose shipments must be previously inspected by the national phytosanitary authority, in compliance with the work protocols signed with the importing countries.
In addition, the work at the points of entry into the country (land, sea and air) remained in force, important actions that keep the country free of quarantine pests and exotic diseases that represent a risk to the national agricultural sector.
Finally, Senasa indicated that, during this context, it remained open to permanent dialogue with the workers, presenting a series of proposals for solutions, for the sake of peace and labor harmony; as part of management transparency.

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