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Argentina: Protesters decry dismissal of hundreds from PepsiCo plant in Buenos Aires02:10

Argentina: Protesters decry dismissal of hundreds from PepsiCo plant in Buenos Aires

Argentina, Buenos-Aires
July 19, 2017 at 16:47 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands took to the streets of Buenos Aires, Tuesday, to protest the dismissal of more than 600 workers from a PepsiCo production plant.

Members of labour and social organisations in Argentina staged a rally in front of the Obelisco de Buenos Aires, demanding repayment to the laid-off workers. They also called for a boycott of the company's products.

Addressing the rally, one protester said, "This company is absolutely in the illegality, because they made a lockout. And according to their own laws, at least they should be accused or sentenced, if not imprisoned."

The demonstration comes after Pepsi announced the relocation of its production facilities from Buenos Aires to a plant 402 km (250 miles) away from the capital on June 20. The announcement reportedly came without warning, as 691 employees arrived to work to find a sign on the closed entrance announcing the relocation. Of those plant employees, only 155 would be offered positions at the new premises.

Argentina: Protesters decry dismissal of hundreds from PepsiCo plant in Buenos Aires02:10
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Thousands took to the streets of Buenos Aires, Tuesday, to protest the dismissal of more than 600 workers from a PepsiCo production plant.

Members of labour and social organisations in Argentina staged a rally in front of the Obelisco de Buenos Aires, demanding repayment to the laid-off workers. They also called for a boycott of the company's products.

Addressing the rally, one protester said, "This company is absolutely in the illegality, because they made a lockout. And according to their own laws, at least they should be accused or sentenced, if not imprisoned."

The demonstration comes after Pepsi announced the relocation of its production facilities from Buenos Aires to a plant 402 km (250 miles) away from the capital on June 20. The announcement reportedly came without warning, as 691 employees arrived to work to find a sign on the closed entrance announcing the relocation. Of those plant employees, only 155 would be offered positions at the new premises.

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