May 25, 2013
Collective bargaining talks ‘not a concern,’ unionists say
Lawmaker and head of the newspaper salesmen union Omar Plaini assured that the collective bargaining talks between the Government and the CGT Labour Confederation “shouldn’t be a concern” since both sides “always end up coming to an agreement” on salaries.
As the time for collective bargaining talks approaches and tension between the CGT and the Government remains, Plaini, a unionist close to the organization’s boss Hugo Moyano, said that “there’s no reason to be worried about.”
“This is already part of our folklore every start of the year. We’ve always come to a solution in these last eight years, so there’s nothing to worry about. The Labour Minister himself Carlos Tomada said there are neither salary floors nor ceilings in our discussions,” he explained.
Plaini made these statements after Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo said that “if the union leaders are really representatives of the working class, there is no possibility of a divorce between the CGT Labour Confederation and the national government.”