Capitanich rejects Church’s warnings over 'jobs instability’
In response to the remarks by Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) spokesperson Jorge Oesterheld about “growing employment instability” yesterday, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said that “the opinion of one spokeman is not a document” and stressed that the government will wait for the release of an official report by the CEA.
“We will wait for a period of reflection from the bishops for the Conference to release a document,” the official said in his daily press briefing at the government house.
Oesterheld had expressed the bishops’ concern for “growing employment instability with layoffs, suspensions and plant closures” at the beggining of a three-day deliberation period yesterday by CEA’s Permanent Comission.
Capitanich pointed out that employment is a main topic in the government’s agenda and that president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has “focused on [government’s] stimulus for jobs sustainability and growth”.
He stressed that “the creation of jobs rate is positive, although some problems have been detected in particular sectors”.