October 23, 2014
Gov't calls teachers' national unions to resume wage talks next week
Amid ongoing failure to reach a salary agreement with teachers, the national government summoned all five national unions to resume negotiations next Thursday at 10 am.
The formal call was submitted by the Education Ministry headed by Alberto Sileoni to representatives from CTERA, SADOP, AMET, UDA and CEA unions which represent workers across the country, with the aim at reaching “solutions that lead to an agreement.”
According to a statement released today by the ministry, authorities have worked “sistematically” during the week with the Education Workers’ Confederation and the four unions which are part of the CGT labour umbrella union.
Formal negotiations had been postponed at the beginning of March, after unions rejected a 22 percent wage offer to be paid in three installments plus a 3,000 pesos bonus for perfect attendance.
Under this scheme, a teacher’s minimum salary would be increased from 3,400 pesos to 4,167 pesos by the end of November.