Commercial sector fears a work stoppage this week at the Moín port

Those who import or export have expressed concerns that the union of workers for the government agency that runs the Caribbean docks will close the port this week.

The Cámara de Industrias expressed this view Wednesday and noted that the union discontent stems from the firing of a dock worker for a private firm. Most of the members of the union work with the Junta de Administración Portuaria y de Desarrollo Económico de la Vertiente Atlántica de Costa Rica, a government agency.

But the discharged worker also is a union member adn that is why the uion is supporting  him, the chamber said.

The port union staged a three-hour stoppage three weeks ago at the docks in Moín, and the chamber said that the cost to those using the port was great.

The firm that employed the stevedore, CADESA, paid off the worker as required by law, the chamber said.

The union is trying to force the private company to rehire the man, said the chamber.

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