Saturday, March 1, 2014
City makes 31% wage offer
The Buenos Aires City government issued a new wage proposal for teachers: 31 percent in two instalments. That was according to information released by UTE leader Eduardo López who said that an agreement could be very close but the union still has to ask the teachers to vote on the proposal. At press time, no further news were known about the workers’ response. López explained that the first increase of 20 percent would be applied in March and the remaining 11 percent would run from August. The offer from the City Education ministry also included a 44 percent raise for the basic salary: in other words, the basic starting salary for any teacher would go to 6,050 pesos with a 100-peso bonus for teaching supplies.