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Industrialists support the elimination of Imesi and ask that it be extended to the entire sector

Industrialists support the elimination of Imesi and ask that it be extended to the entire sector

The president of the CIU, Fernando Pache, supported the modification of the tax when speaking in committees of the Chamber of Deputies.

Industrialists support the elimination of Imesi, but ask that it be extended to the entire beverage sector.

While the tripartite negotiations for the conflict in FNC, from the Chamber of Industries of Uruguay (CIU) supported the request to eliminate the Specific Internal Tax (Imesi), as a mechanism of tax relief for the sector.

The president of the CIU, Fernando Pache, defended the eventual modification of the tax when presenting before the Labor and Social Security Legislation Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, but asked that it be extended to the entire health sector drink, by stating that the problems of competitiveness They are general.

“If there is a benefit or a revision such as the elimination of the Imesi, that has been discussed previously, we see it as something important and necessary,” he expressed Pache at a press conference after speaking at the Parliament.

However, he conditioned that possibility on the existence of equity. “Let it be generated for the entire beverage industrial sector. We want equality In that sense, as is logical, because there are several sectors affected by the loss of competitiveness,” he stated.

Negotiations continue between the union and FNC

In parallel, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS) hosted a new meeting between managers, company authorities and members of the union, who made a counterproposal to avoid the closure of the plant. Mines.

As reported by Radio Carve, the proposal contemplates that the Minas plant remains operational with production and can packaging tasks, in addition to the brake on imports of this product since Argentina.

At times where there is a negotiation instance where the workers lifted the strike, the union offered that FNC reinstated 74 employees of the 150 laid off, that is, 23 more than the 51 that the company proposed.

“For us, what was defined in the general assembly is essential: that both plants remain operational,” he told Channel 5 News. Fernando Ferreirapresident of the Federation of Beverage Workers and Employees (FOEB).

The union member clarified that those dismissed are 98 actual workers, 19 seasonal workers and 35 plant operators who “chose to be the interlocutors with the company” as they are not affiliated.

Source: Ambito

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