March 7, 2014
Teamsters receive Christmas bonus after strike threat
Teamster union leader Pablo Moyano has confirmed that workers affiliated to the organisation will receive a ‘Christmas bonus’ after reaching an agreement with businessmen and distributors.
The pact came after leaders of the powerful CGT union had vowed to go on strike if demands for additional payment were not met.
The bonuses will begin at 2500 pesos up to 5500, depending on the recipient's profession and post.
“We have just signed a general bonus”, stated Moyano, while adding that “it is not a final solution but the workers will have a few more pesos.”
Earlier, unionist leader -and Pablo’s father- Hugo Moyano warned that if the government does not meet their demands by 6 pm this afternoon, it will set the date of a strike, which could have led to shortages ahead of the holiday season.