Two weeks after port workers and the Government reached an agreement, there are riots and barricades once again in the Chilean port of Valparaiso. According to Portal Portuario, the Chilean port industry's main specialized media platform: "The protests are linked to the discomfort of a fraction of workers with the lack of compliance with the agreements reached on December 21, when the 35-day strike was ended."
According to the spokesperson of the workers, Pablo Kimpel, workers have taken the streets again due to the breach of agreements by the company Ultraport. "Not only are 36 of our partners without benefits, but there are also 22 workers who are not being given access to work," the spokesman added.
The protesters are rioting and setting up barricades to capture the attention of the government authorities and Ultraport so that they comply with the agreements in their entirety. The company's way of proceeding is causing concern among workers, who fear they'll lose their jobs despite the agreements reached.