October 21, 2020

Buenos Aires teachers announce a 48-hour strike against the salary proposal

Buenos Aires teachers announce a 48-hour strike against the salary proposal



The Buenos Aires Faculty Unity Front (FUDB) called Friday a 48-hour strike for Monday and Tuesday next week in all public and private schools in the province of Buenos Aires, the most populated in Argentina, to show their rejection to the lack of salary agreement.

This decision comes a few hours later that it was known that the Governor of Buenos Aires, Maria Eugenia Vidal, in the absence of a wage agreement after months of negotiations, decided to issue a decree in which establishes a salary increase of 19% for the union teacher.

"The provincial government decreed an increase of 19% increase to charge in September when in September the recorded inflation will be much higher," Silvia Almazán, assistant secretary of Suteba, told Efe.

He also denounced that this "unilateral" measure came after 30 days without any call for dialogue by the Executive of Vidal.

From the unions asked that the wage increase "win the race to rise" inflation and that it is a "recomposition of the loss of the purchasing value of teachers", which in some cases borders on "the poverty line", continued Almazán .

They also claimed that there is not enough budget for the infrastructure, so that the structural deficiencies of the schools can not be corrected and the vacancies in public schools and kindergartens can not be extended.

Almazán explained that in the last months they went to the Social Pastoral, dependent of the Argentine Episcopal Conference, and pretend to go to the Ombudsman to achieve a "mediation" with Vidal's team.

In parallel to this call for unemployment, which joined various unions, unions called a mobilization in front of the House of the province of Buenos Aires on Monday.

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