May 23, 2013
BA Province Gov't to hold wage talks with teachers on Friday
The Buenos Aires province government announced today that they will be holding new wage negotiations with teachers’ unions on Friday. The talks come with a hope to conclude collective bargaining, following the 48-72 hour strike currently in place, which stopped classes from starting in the first week of the school term.
Cabinet Chief for Buenos Aires province Alberto Pérez underlined, “it will be difficult to change the offer we have put on the table,” but affirmed that “we could though, look into some of the qualitative aspects of wage changes.”
One of the reasons why Pérez stated that upping their offer could be difficult is due to the teachers’ demands going 12 billion pesos over what they had budgeted.
Teachers’ unions in the province are still on strike today and most are to continue tomorrow, in what would have been the first days back at school this year.