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Luis Lacalle Pou promised to make every effort to avoid the closure of the FNC plant

Luis Lacalle Pou promised to make every effort to avoid the closure of the FNC plant

The president pointed out that “the problem of competitiveness in the sector is not new,” but he expressed confidence that the negotiations would reach a successful conclusion.

President Luis Lacalle Pou He assured that the government will make “every effort” to reverse the closure of the plant. National Beer Factories (FNC) in Mines and highlighted the negotiations led by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS).

Despite the promise, Lacalle Pou pointed out that “the problem of competitiveness in the sector is not a new issue”, pointing out that it carries over from previous administrations, but admitted that “it is up to this government”, in reference to an eventual solution.

During a press conference after the event for the anniversary of the Battle of Las Piedras, The head of state indicated that the conflict in FNC “It is a great concern due to the number of people who work in Mines” and admitted that “this loss would greatly affect.”

On the other hand, Lacalle Pou highlighted the meetings held by the minister Mario Arizti. “We are talking with the company and the workers. We are going to make every effort to keep it open, we are in negotiations. For now, it is the Minister of Labor who represents the government,” he detailed about the direction of the efforts, in the midst of the unemployment for an indefinite period of time beverage union.

What did Lacalle Pou say about the Minerva-Marfrig operation?

In this context, the president was consulted about the leak that the Promotion and Promotion Commission Defense of Competition (Coprodec) decided not to authorize the purchase of Minerva of three refrigerators Marfrig, after which he asked for caution.

“We will see what the report is,” he warned about the formalization of the decision, which would arrive in the coming days, while recalling that there are “some percentages” of production concentration that should not be exceeded, following the producers’ claim that the Brazilian company could reach 45% of the Uruguayan slaughter market.

Anyway, Lacalle Pou he lowered his tone against both Minerva and Marfrig. “Here it is not about going against a company or a sale, here it is about complying with the rules,” said the president and clarified: “They are two very good companies that have bet on the country, that have hired people and have have to adapt to the rules”.

Source: Ambito

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