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Banks paralysed due to 24-hour strike

Banks are paralysed due to bank clerks walk-out (file photo).
Banks are paralysed due to bank clerks walk-out (file photo).
Banks are paralysed due to bank clerks walk-out (file photo).

Bank clerks went on strike demanding an increase in the income tax floor and threatened with a 48-hour strike next month if their demands continue to go unanswered. Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated the government’s refusal of a tax floor raise.

The Asociación Bancaria union spokesperson Eduardo Berrozpe said that the walk-out was staged to protest against the income tax which works as a “worker’s tax” but also against growing outsourcing and the “recurring, permanent non-compliance by bank owners with the agreements reached.”

Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich reiterated this morning in his daily press briefing that the government is not willing to raise the income tax floor and said that bank workers “have one of the highest salaries in the country.”

“Their refusal to pay the income tax does not match their purchasing power,” Capitanich added.

Besides demanding that the government raises the income tax floor, the strike’s purpose is to demand that banks “pay a compensation” to workers in the face of the “extraordinary profits they make.”

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