May 22, 2013
BA province teachers ratify position against Scioli's salary increase
Head of SUTEBA Roberto Baradel, one of the main leaders of the Union Front that brings together Buenos Aires province teachers, held a press conference saying that governor Daniel Scioli “is losing a great opportunity” to call on a new meeting with unions and settle the education conflict.
Teachers returned to class after this week’s 48-hour strike, a condition Baradel said Scioli demanded to ressume negotiations.
However, the union leader pointed out that “no provincial official” has contacted the unionized groups so far leading teachers to a outline new force measures next Monday.
The head of SUTEBA didn’t rule out new walkouts either to protest the 22.6 per cent increase decreed by the provincial government that, according to Baradel, is lower than the salary floor announced by the national administration.
At a point where the conflict seems to have reached a deadlock, BA province teachers have carried out 8 strikes since school day officially began on February 25th leaving almost 5 million students without classes.