October 23, 2014
Gov’t rejects income tax modification, re-opening of wage talks
Labour Minister Carlos Tomada has affirmed it is not a government’s priority to discuss the modification of the income tax or re-opening wage talks, as dissident unions demanded during a general strike.
“It is not our priority. The vast majority of workers don’t have anything to do with those claims,” Tomada told reporters during a press conference today.
“There is no reason to re-open wage talks. Most of the salary raises negotiated have not even been fully put into place,” he specified.
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich also questioned the unionists' claims, saying the workers' associations that joined the walkout today are which classify as earning “upper wage levels.”