March 9, 2014
Police conflict settled with La Pampa, Salta accords
The La Pampa and Salta police agreed on a salary proposal by local governments pouring finally cold water on a conflict that has seen provincial security forces barracking in several provinces across the country to demand a wage increase, leaving thousands of Argentineans to their safe over the past days.
In the province of Salta, police chief Marcelo Lami was reported to have held a meeting with agents to okay an affidavit that also says striking officers will not be sanctioned.
“I want to thank the police of the province that understood on Monday that it had to remain on duty, that is why Salta went through minor tensions and some lootings but the police was also present and managed to arrest the perpetrators of the crimes. Since then, we had three days of tension but the police always watched over the safety of all citizens”, Lami said and added he the agents to took part in the protest were forced to sign a written commitment saying “the situation will never take place again.”
Meanwhile, the police conflict in the province of La Pampa was settled earlier today with local agents accepting a hike that will take basic salaries to 8,000 pesos, as confirmed by federal Security Secretary Sergio Berni.
The La Pampa police held a 2-day strike that ended today with a 19 percent wage increase with the national government deploying military police to contain some looters storming local shops.