Hugo Borrel, the owner of the refrigerator Arrebeaf located in the town of Pérez Millán, province of Buenos Aires, announced the definitive closure of the plant and the dismissal of 1,000 employees. It happened in the middle of a union conflict that has been going down for several days with the work stoppage and the taking of the plant located in that town in the Ramallo district.
“I have to inform you that ArreBeef has stopped working. ArreBeef is not going to work anymore. I have made this decision with a big family fight, I don’t want my children to suffer ”, announced Borrel, 74, to his employees who questioned the measure and claimed for their low wages.
“This situation is not going to be reversed, whoever comes. This factory is going to stop working, it has no going back”, He assured through a megaphone at the door of the plant and at the workers’ claim.
It should be noted that the meat processing plant was 100 years old and is part of the ABC Consortium, which handles meat exports.
The workers accuse the head of the Meat Workers’ Union in the northern zone, Luis Pérez, who has been in the position for several years.
The workers sought to modify the union representation and accused Pérez of blocking the situation. Many of the ArreBeef employees demonstrated in front of the headquarters of the Union of Meat Workers to demand the resignation of the union member and the holding of elections.
I have to inform you that ArreBeef has stopped working. ArreBeef is not going to work anymore. I have made this decision with a great family fight, I do not want my children to suffer (Hugo Borrel)
The workers asked for salary improvements and the payment of the salary per fortnight according to the agreement. Faced with this situation, they began an indefinite strike.
“I have to inform you that ArreBeaf has stopped working. ArreBeaf is not going to work anymore. I have made this decision after a family fight. I don’t want my children to suffer. Today we are in mandatory conciliation. They get on chairs and shout and clap I don’t know what. It’s funny because I’m among the three refrigerators that pay on time on the fifth and twentieth of each month”, He said before his employees.
This situation is not going to be reversed whoever comes. This factory is going to stop working. I’ll see what I do with the meat I have and the farm that is dying in the corrals
And I add: “I do not have to wait for a call from the minister, the government or the governor of the province, the municipal mayor, or the meat unions for me to review this situation. This situation is not going to be reversed whoever comes. This factory is going to stop working. I’ll see what I do with the meat that I have and the farm that is dying in the corrals ”.
The conflict is that the workers of the meat processing plant receive a fortnightly remuneration. In this sense, they denounce that salaries are lower than those of other companies, although its owner said that few companies in the sector are in a position to pay a higher salary.
However, Borrel assured that the decision to definitively close the company has no turning back in a framework in which it has suffered recently due to the lower volume of finances.
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