March 8, 2014
Sergio Massa proposes wage negotiations to begin in January
Renewal Front leader Sergio Massa presented a project designed to seal the wage negotiations for teachers in January instead of Mars, during a political meeting in La Plata, province of Buenos Aires.
In that sense, the bill proposes to conclude the salary discussion before the 15th day of each January, in order to assured an organized start of the school year, without protest and strikes.
“It is a law project intended to start the collective bargaining agreements on January instead of Mars, and we urged both federal and provincial government to sit down rather than leaving it for tomorrow,” explained Massa.
According to the national lawmaker, his goal is to “guarantee that the students will be sited inside the class during the first day of school,” while affirming that the issue affects “millions of houses.”
However, the officials from Daniel Scioli's administration did not remain in silence, and the first to react was hisCabinet Chief Alberto Pérez, who slammed Massa’s initiative and stated that “he needs to deal with more concrete things.”
“That bill has no sense. It is more a statement than a real project. We negotiate 43 wage agreements every year”, concluded Pérez, who was participating in the inauguration of a summer school program in Mar del Plata.