As reported by the spokesperson for the Biobío Port Union, Juan Carlos Quezada, the port workers will again carry out operational stoppages throughout Chile "starting the second shift on Tuesday, October 29 and throughout Wednesday, October 30."
The union organization, which groups about 6,000 workers from Iquique to Punta Arenas, had already carried out operational stoppages during the previous week. On Monday, October 21, 95% of the workers joined the demonstrations and on October 23 and 24 they seconded the general strike called by the Unitary Central of Workers (CUT). The workers had announced that they did not rule out striking again if the demands of society were ignored.
Through a statement, the Chilean Port Union recently announced that they would continue to "stand by the people because we are part of the working class and profound transformations have to come from trade unionism.”