May 22, 2013
Piumato insists minimum tax floor increase 'not enough'
The head of the court workers union Julio Piumato, member of the anti-government CGT umbrella union run by Hugo Moyano, said today that “the same people are going to pay income tax as last year,” despite the increase in the income tax floor.
“We were aspiring to a 50 percent increase, because last year the wage increase was hardly noticed. That’s why a 20 percent increase is unacceptable.”
“Our salary is not income tax. The fact that the balancing of this tax is completely out of date puts pressure on the company and on the worker,” Piumato added.
The union leader made the statements today in a radio interview where he added, “we have to take into account certain factors like renting. A worker that earns 7500 pesos who is affected by paying income taxes and who has to pay for renting will never be able to access a mortgage.”
“The government is not willing to change the tributary system, which puts pressure on wages and more humble sectors.