The Ministry of Labor and the Ancap Federation reached a preliminary agreement this Thursday and the union decided to lift the measures that affected the fuel supply at airports.
The Ministry of Labor proposed a postponement of the bidding documents to incorporate a private partner into the Portland business for 60 days and based on that proposal the union agreed to lift the measures it was taking, according to El País and El Observador confirmed with the director from Ancap, Richard Charamelo.
This decision allows decompressing the conflict generated at the airports, since the measure affected the supply of fuel for planes. This week only 25% of the fuel that is usually supplied had been supplied.
At the Carrasco Airport, the service is provided by Ancap and the company Disa. The latter supplies around 80% of the airlines that operate in that terminal area. The sources consulted by The Observer They had warned that a “stock break” was close. However, with this pre-agreement the situation would normalize in the next few hours.
“This allows us to decompress in the middle of a high season like the July holidays,” explained Charamelo.
With the incorporation of a private partner (defined this month), Ancap aims to “reverse the deficit economic situation” that this production area of the company has had for 20 years, and also to make the investments required to restore competitiveness in the national market”.
He sFancap’s indicator opposes this strategy and wants Ancap to cancel the call for bids. One of his central proposals is because the State complete the investment for the installation of a third kiln in Paysandú, which would reduce costs in order to be competitive at a national and regional level, as has been expressed on different occasions.
In addition, it is stated that since the State is the main consumer of cement in the country, and in turn is a producer, it must take advantage of this situation to cover the needs in terms of housing, roads and infrastructure.