May 24, 2013
Teachers' wage talks in BA province go on recess
Buenos Aires province government and unions of the Teachers Union Front agreed to go on a recess in the collective bargaining talks that will define the wage hike for the sector until it is defined nationwide.
“We've agreed to create technical committees to analyze the quantitative and labour aspects of the salaries,” the provincial Labour Minister, Oscar Cuartango, said.
After the encounter held in La Plata, Cuartango admitted that “we share the workers’ worries” and assured that, if necessary, “we’ll work on holidays.”
The General Director of Culture and Education, Silvina Gvirtz, and the head of the Economy Ministry, Silvina Batakis, were also part of the meeting.
The unions are requesting a hike from 2,400 to 3,100 of the minimum wage, to eliminate the ceiling of the Family Subsidies, and improve the school’s infrastructure.
On the other hand, the meeting between the City Education Minister and the 17 teachers union will be held at the Ministry located at Paseo Colón 255.