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Lawmakers call for a State of Disaster to be declared in Florida due to bird flu: companies confirm layoffs

State of Catastrophe in the municipality of Florida is what the parliamentarian of the Bío Bío region is asking for. More than 200,000 birds were killed in the area, which meant a reduction in production. The situation has led poultry companies to lay off some workers.

Faced with the slaughter of more than 200,000 birds due to bird flu, representatives from the Bío Bío region asked the government to declare a State of Disaster for the Florida municipality.

Due to the complex scenario and the drop in productivity, the poultry company confirmed to Radio Bío Bío that the layoffs of workers have begun. In the area, there are hundreds of families that depend on this item.

The parliamentarian of the area presented a draft resolution in which they seek to ask President Gabriel Boric to declare the municipality of Florida as a Disaster Zone.

This despite the fact that the province of Concepción has been in a state of emergency for a week due to the situation of poultry farms infected with bird flu.

Rep. Roberto Arroyo argued that this measure is necessary, since the bird flu forced the slaughter of more than 200,000 birds, which represent the livelihood of the family and the company that provides work in the area.

The same thing was asked by deputy Francesca Muñoz, asserting that the flu has limited the poultry industry, bringing with it thousands of birds killed, unemployment, food price increases, uncertainty and health alerts.

Despite the fact that the state of agricultural emergency was declared on April 25, poultry producers point out that they have not received any formal and concrete measures that benefit them in this state, whose purpose was economic reaction.

Bird flu layoff begins

Ignacio Vera, director general of Avícola Chequén, pointed out that no progress has been made with the state of emergency.

Unfortunately, a situation that was noticed by the employers were the layoffs, as a result of the drop in productivity in the egg company, and this week the layoffs have already begun in the establishments that have already added up to about 30 workers, most of them . residents of the Florida community.

That’s why employers demand benefits that directly help school workers, such as job insurance and economic reactivation.

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