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  • 31/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA province authorities assure missed school days 'will be recovered'

    The General Director of Culture and Education of the Buenos Aires province Nora De Lucía came on stage today as teachers’ unions ended a 17-day-strike and amid nationwide wage talks which are expected to resume this afternoon.

  • 02/12/2014 | Argentina

    INDEC: Wages go up 1.56% in October

  • 18/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA province teachers reject wage hike order: 'We will not stop fighting'

    The head of the FEB teachers' union Mirta Petrocini came on stage today to reject the Buenos Aires government’s decision of paying March wages with a 30.9 percent hike. “It would be another broken promise of the government which said it would favour the dialogue,” she told reporters and pledged: "We will not stop fighting."

  • 21/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't calls teachers' national unions to resume wage talks next week

    Amid ongoing failure to reach a salary agreement with teachers, the national government summoned all five national unions to resume negotiations next Thursday.

  • 24/03/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires province ombudsman urges teachers to show 'good judgement' and end strike

    Buenos Aires province ombudsman Carlos Bonicatto today urged teachers to show “good judgement and responsibility" and to begin the school year tomorrow, complying with what a “reasonable” judicial order imposed. Otherwise, he went on, “they would fail to acknowledge we live under the rule of law.”

  • 23/05/2013 | Argentina

    Teachers' conflict deepens as BA gov't says will discount strike days from wages

    The Buenos Aires province government assured that “the unmovable position taken by the teachers’ unions” will keep students from recovering the eight days of class they have missed due to strikes, as officials said that they would discount the eight days of strike from their paychecks.

  • 24/02/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Wage talks with teachers to be concluded 'between today and tomorrow'

    Negotiations to set the initial salaries of teachers will be concluded “between today and tomorrow,” Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said today, again hinting about the possibility the government might decide on the matter by decree.

  • 17/03/2014 | Argentina

    BA province teachers to continue strike, say they are 'held hostage' by gov't

    Amid raising tensions due to a teachers strike which has left millions of students out of schools across Buenos Aires province, the secretary of SUTEBA union María Laura Torre, came on stage today to say the strike won’t end until there is a salary proposal which satisfies the sector which she considered is being held “hostage” in this conflict.

  • 15/02/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't sets 22% wage hike for teacher unions

    The national goverment set the wage increase to teachers in 22 percent, which will be paid in three instalments, and thus concluded the sector’s 2013 collective bargaining.

  • 16/02/2013 | Argentina

    Start of new school 'at risk' says teachers union

    The secretary general of the Unified Union for Education Workers of Buenos Aires (SUTEBA), Roberto Baradel said today that the start of the school year could be at risk, due to continued discontent surrounding the government's wage rise offer for teachers.

  • 16/05/2013 | Argentina

    Government praises 'reasonable' wage hike deals with unions

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada praised today the wage hike deals reached yesterday with workers' unions underlining that this year negotiations had "a great rationality" and "a strong will to preserve the purchasing power of salaries."

  • 24/11/2012 | Argentina

    Start of 2013 BA province school year 'at risk'

    The head of the SUTEBA teachers union Roberto Baradel assured today that the start of the 2013 school year in Buenos Aires province could be “at risk” should their wage demands not be met.

  • 29/11/2012 | Argentina

    Subway workers to continue strike

    Subway workers held a three-hour strike in each line today, after wage talks between Metrovías concessionary company and AGTSyP breakaway union failed yesterday and will continue the strike tomorrow.

  • 04/12/2012 | Argentina

    Subway rotating strikes to continue tomorrow

    Subway workers of the AGTSyP announced will strike again on Thursday, as the wage dispute continues. They had initally carried out three hour strikes on Monday, that eventually affected all lines due to clashes between UTA union members and delegates.

  • 23/10/2012 | Argentina

    Teacher strikes to affect classes all week in BA province

    Classes in schools across Buenos Aires province are being drawn to a halt this week, as two teachers unions are on separate 48-hour strikes between today and tomorrow, and Thursday and Friday.

  • 26/10/2012 | Argentina

    Subway workers to protest on Monday

    Subway delegates announced they will leave turnstiles open on Monday and allow passengers to ride for free to as a measure to resume wage talks with Metrovías.

  • 22/11/2012 | Argentina

    Subway unionists, Metrovías to continue wage talks on Tuesday

    The Buenos Aires Labour under secretariat called for the AGTSyP breakaway Subte workers union to keep on with the talks with concessionary company Metrovías and urged not to implement measures while both parties continue negotiations.

  • 03/10/2012 | Argentina

    Gendarmerie, Coast Guard meet new chiefs

    Gendarmerie and retired, off duty Coast Guard officers met with their new chiefs in order to find a solution to the conflict, after Security Minister Nilda Garré relieved the heads of the forces.

  • 06/10/2012 | Argentina

    Gendarmerie officers suspended as wages dispute continues

    At least three officers were suspended today by the Government as the conflict began its fifth days. Officers confirmed they will continue to claim for an increase in wages along with Border Guards.

  • 10/10/2012 | Argentina

    Security minister's brother resigns amid Border Guard conflict

    Raúl Garré, the brother of National Security Minister Nilda Garré, resigned from his post in the security ministry, amid the 8-day-long conflict between Border Guard and Coast Guard officers over wages.

  • 19/07/2012 | Argentina

    Long-distance buses strike lifted

    UTA subway and train workers union lifted the long distance bus strike which began last night, Labour Minister Carlos Tomada confirmed, after unionists and companies in the sector agreed upon a 22 percent wage hike.. The measure had halted long distance coaches at Retiro bus station, thus stranding thousands of travelers.

  • 28/08/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano unionists blast Wage Council; call it a 'pantomime'

    CGT labour umbrella union member Julio Piumato, head of the court workers union, criticized today the Wage Council to be held this afternoon at the Labour Ministry, labelling it a “pantomime.”

  • 29/08/2012 | Argentina

    Tomada lashes out at Moyano's minimum wage reaction

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada and CGT umbrella union secretary-general Hugo Moyano were caught in another political crossfire today, following varying comments made between the government official and labour leader over the new minimum wage rates.

  • 02/05/2012 | Argentina

    Salaries increase 28.8% in March

    Salaries gained 28.8 percent in March compared to the same month last year, while it accumulated a 3.9 percent increase during the first quarter of 2012, according to the Indec national statistics bureau.

  • 11/05/2012 | Argentina

    Bank clerks threaten to stage national strike if wage demands not met

    Workers belonging to the banking umbrella union have threatened today to stage a national strike next week if their demands regarding pay rises are not met. Bank clerks protested across the centre of Buenos Aires yesterday demanding a higher wage increase.

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    CGT group to put forward income tax proposal to Gov't

    A group of unionists within the CGT umbrella union that oppose Hugo Moyano predicted today that the national government will produce an improved tax rate for workers who pay income tax adding they plan to put forward an ‘intelligent proposal’ to the government regarding the matter.

  • 14/02/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'wage talks should be based on the new lawmakers' salary'

    Amidst the controversy sparked by the 100 percent wage hike for senators and lawmakers, Pablo Moyano, Secretary General of the truck drivers union said upcoming wage talks should be based on that figure.

  • 13/03/2012 | Argentina

    'Gov't main goal is to keep worker’s buying power,' Tomada

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada stressed today the government’s commitment to the worker’s wages during the opening of The National Labour Forum celebrated downtown Buenos Aires City.

  • 13/03/2012 | Argentina

    Teachers' unions accept BA province gov't wage offer

    After a very public dispute and several strikes, teachers' unions in the Buenos Aires province reached an agreement with the provincial government and solved a weeks-long dispute sparked by what they considered was a very low basic salary offer.

  • 20/12/2011 | Argentina

    Judiciary workers protest in front of the Courts

    Judiciary workers from the Union for Employees of the Nation’s Judiciary (UEJN) staged a protest during the morning in front of the Court House downtown, marking a “national strike” held by the union in demand of better wages.

  • 17/01/2012 | Argentina

    Opposing CTA aims for 30% wage hike

    Whilst most of unions are aiming for 25 percent wage hikes, the opposing CTA Argentine Workers Central, led by Pablo Miceli, and requests in the increase stands at no less than 30 percent in 2012.

  • 21/01/2012 | Argentina

    'No Gov't official ever mentioned 18% wage increase, 'CGT

    The head of the newspaper salesmen union, Omar Plaini, assured that no “government official” admitted that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration seeks to keep wage hike talks below 18 percent. “I’ve never heard that figure. The only authorized voices are that of the President or the Labour Minister.”

  • 29/06/2011 | Argentina

    Santa Cruz teachers request re-opening of wage talks with Peralta

    Teachers in Santa Cruz put forward a plea to Daniel Peralta’s provincial government to resume talks over reaching a wage deal amidst the heavy conflicts over salaries in the teaching sector.

  • 27/07/2011 | Argentina

    Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital staff stage 24-hour strike

    Doctors, health professionals, nurses and technicians from the Ricardo Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital are currently holding a 24-hour strike in demand of higher wages.

  • 25/08/2011 | Argentina

    CGT confirms wage floor minimum demand of 2,600 pesos

    The secretary for the CGT labour confederation’s employment policies, Jorge Lobais, stated that the union is to demand a wage floor minimum of 2,600 pesos, due to workers “having lost significant purchasing power.” A meeting was announced for tomorrow with the Labour Ministry.

  • 01/06/2011 | Argentina

    Trade Employee Union, corporations agree on 30% wages increase

    The Trade Employees Union (SEC) reached a deal with local corporations in order to grant employees with a 30 percent increase in salaries this year. The hike is expected to affect more than a million workers and will be paid in three separate installments, beginning with a 15 percent rise in May, an 8 percent rise in August and a 7 percent rise in December.

  • 16/06/2011 | Argentina

    Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital staff stage 24-hour strike

    Doctors, medical staff, and nurses from the Ricardo Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital were staging a strike today, due to staff shortages within the medical facility, and to re-open the collective bargaining over wages with the City government.  

  • 17/06/2011 | Argentina

    Gutiérrez Children's Hospital announces new strike for end of June

    Following the Gutiérrez Children’s Hospital’s 24-hour strike staged by doctors, nurses and medical professionals yesterday, staff announced a new 48-hour strike which will take place on the June 28 and 29, furthering their salary demands.

  • 05/05/2011 | Argentina

    Subway strike lifted despite union conflict, some delays caused

    The strike planned for 1PM was lifted at the last minute, despite an inner conflict between delegates within the UTA Transport Worker's Union (UTA) during their meeting with Metrovías held at the Labour Ministry this morning. Some lines experienced delays due to the confusion.

  • 15/05/2011 | Argentina

    Santa Cruz teachers reject 25 % salary hike, continue with their strike

    Santa Cruz province teachers’ unions rejected the Government’s wage increase offer and decided to continue with their strike and the blockade of oilfields. They will also appeal the ruling that forces them to abide by the Labour Ministry’s mandatory conciliation.

  • 17/05/2011 | Argentina

    Doctors announce strikes affecting 25 city hospitals

    Doctors, nurses, resident doctors and other medical staff pertaining to the ATE union announced two hospital strikes in the coming weeks, one on May 27 and the other on June 8. The strikes will affect 25 city hospitals, and aim to claim higher wages for staff.

  • 30/03/2011 | Argentina

    Labour Minister announces 24% salary hike for truck drivers

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada announced that truck drivers will get a 24 percent salary hike. The announcement was made after CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano met with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in the Government House.

  • 12/04/2011 | Argentina

    AFIP discovers 143 rural workers living in rusty containers, San Juan

    The AFIP revenue agency (AFIP) has uncovered a new case of exceptionally poor working conditions on an olive grove in San Juan province, where 143 workers were reported to be living inside rusty containers.

  • 04/05/2011 | Argentina

    Subway strike: Metrovías confirms 23% wage increase for workers

    Metrovías, the company that runs the subway line, confirmed this morning that they would pay the 23 percent wage increase to subway employees previously agreed before the Labour Ministry. The decision was made in light of the subway strike threat for Thursday.

  • 08/02/2011 | Argentina

    Education Ministry, teacher's unions end second round of wage talks

    Education Ministry officials and representatives from the five teacher’s unions met for the second time this afternoon in order to discuss wage talks and the new nationwide salary floor.

  • 25/02/2011 | Argentina

    AFIP uncovers more cases of 'slave-like labour' in BA province

    The AFIP revenue office has discovered another group of people who were working in “slave-like conditions” in the countryside area of Salto.

  • 01/03/2011 | Argentina

    Wages rise 1.6 % in January

    The Indec national statistics bureau reported average registered salaries in the private formal sector increased 1.6 percent; 4.1 percent in the informal sector in January compared to the previous month.

  • 21/05/2014 | World

    More than 100 arrested after McDonald's workers low-wage protest

    More than 100 demonstrators seeking better pay for McDonald's workers were arrested today as protesters swarmed the fast-food chain's corporate campus near Chicago demanding a minimum wage of US$15 an hour and the right to unionize.

  • 27/09/2011 | Latin America

    Brazil deepens inflation fight as strikes spread

    Brazil cut a gas tax and bank workers joined a growing wave of strikes over wages, underscoring price pressures in Latin America's biggest economy even as the central bank insisted inflation was under control.

  • 22/12/2012 | Latin America

    Ecuador's Correa hikes minimum wage in run-up to vote

    Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa announced a 9 percent increase in the minimum wage for private-sector workers for 2013, a move that may help consolidate his February re-election bid that polls broadly show him favored to win.

  • 18/11/2013 | Sports

    Colón match suspended after players refuse to take field

    The crisis at Primera Division club Colón de Santa Fe deepened today when the team's players refused to participate in a match against Atletico Rafaela, due to a failure to pay the squad's wages.


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