March 9, 2014
Collective bargaining process remains 'unchanged,' Capitanich
Collective bargaining talks will take place under “unalterable conditions” with the government having no reason to “modify the negotiating strategy,” the cabinet chief has said hours ahead of the meeting President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be holding with the head of the government-aligned splinter of the CGT Labour Confederation Antonio Caló.
In his routine press conference, Capitanich explained the government will promote an annual salary negotiation for state workers and denied any modification in the collective bargaining system that has been implemented since 2003.
Meanwhile, the head of ministers ruled out the possibility of setting regular sums in order to hold up wage talks. “If they said that prices were raising because the dollar exchange rate was raising, now that it is going down, what will they say?” Capitanich said.