October 20, 2014
Scioli orders salary rise by decree, injunction to stop teacher's strike
Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli has confirmed his intentiont to force through a 30,9% wage increase through an executive order, and instructed local Ombudsman to file an injunction in order to restart classes after 12 days of strike action by teachers' unions.
After another failure to reach an agreement between BA authorities and the teachers, Scioli urged unionists to engage in “a profound reflection for the good of the children, their parents, and for the values of the educational system.”
The official revealed his decision after a “systematic rejection” by the teachers’ sector, and suggested that “political intentions” are behind the continuing conflict.
He referred to the earlier incidents, where members of his cabinet including Economy Minister Silvina Batakis were assaulted by workers who-according to the governor- belonged to one of the unions under negotiations.
Scioli told that in the next hours, Ombudsman Carlos Bonicatto will file an injunction measure in order to bring back striking teachers into schools.
In addition, he manifested that he held a telephone conversation this afternoon with National Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, where they talked about the situation followed a briefing about the measures taken.
Over 3.5 million of children in Buenos Aires have been affected as the strike entered its 12 day.