Police evict subcontracted workers at the Enap plant



The government authorized the procedure in which Special Forces officials acted to disperse the employees who had blocked the refinery in the Biobío Region since last Monday.

Monday May 9, 2022 7:47 p.m.

This Monday afternoon, Carabineros officials arrived at the facilities of the National Oil Company (ENAP) in the Biobío Region to evict the workers who had taken access to the refinery since last Monday, in a search for improvements. labor and remuneration.

Upon arrival at the scene, police personnel proceeded to read the notification, with an order signed by the presidential delegate of the area, Daniela Dresdner. Subsequently, the event caused clashes between officials and workers, who were dissuaded with tear gas and the water cannon.

According to what is read in the document issued by the authority, “the help of the public force was requested, with powers of search and seizure, if necessary, in order to evict the allegedly occupied facilities and restore free access to ENAP’s facilities.” Biobío Refinery, located at Camino Lenga No. 2001, Hualpén commune and the San Vicente maritime terminal, owned and operated by Empresa Nacional del Petróleo”.

Given this, the president of the National Federation of Subcontracted Workers, Victor Sepulveda, expressed that “a week after the mobilization began, We call on President Boric to intervene directly in the conflict and honor his word with the workers”

Meanwhile, the presidential delegate Daniela Dresdner pointed out that “We have all the tools on the table, we are going to see as we need it, but here, and I want to make this very clear here, shortage is the only thing that is not an option, because we are not going to let this influence the people who are at home.”

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