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Monsanto subsidiary employees block Peru highway over work conditions

By Manuel Vigo

On Tuesday dozens of employees from Seminis – Monsanto’s subsidiary in Peru – marched on the Panamericana Sur highway, to express their disapproval of the firm’s wages and work conditions.

Monsanto subsidiary employees block Peru highway over work conditions

(Photo: El Comercio/Reference)

On Tuesday dozens of employees from Seminis – Monsanto’s subsidiary in Peru – marched on the Panamericana Sur highway, to express their disapproval of the firm’s wages and work conditions, local newspaper El Comercio reported.


Over 100 workers blocked one lane of the highway in the district of Salas Guadalupe in the region of Ica, at around kilometer marker 291, hindering cars from passing.


The day before over 1,000 of the company’s workers staged a protest in the district’s main square.


The workers argue they only make 175 soles weekly, and are demanding a 10 soles per day increase to their salary, the daily reported.


They are also asking the firm to improve work and health conditions for the over 1,100 employees who work at Seminis.


Workers say negotiations with Seminis broke down a few days ago, and are now looking to restart the dialogue process, the daily reported.