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Government rules out fixed sum since joint negotiations are vigorous

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However, he denied that it is a scenario of “lack of control” and clarified: “I mean that We are not facing the proposal made by the opposition of a situation that we cannot managebut in the face of a difficult situation on which we are working and we are committed to doing so to achieve the goals we set for ourselves”. He also stressed that the Government has its objective of “continuing to work to achieve the goal it sets itself” under control.

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In it budget From 2023, the Government set an inflation target of 60% for the entire year. In parallel, the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, added that one of his objectives was for inflation to be below 4% as of April.

“With an enormous restriction like the one we inherited from Macrismo, which generated an increase in debt of 100 billion dollars, this is a situation that weighs on the Argentine economy and the pandemic has added to that. Within this framework we have achieved very For the first time in many years, Argentina has achieved two successive years of growth and, in particular, employment, and registered employment, having a historic goal of 13 million registered workers,” the minister said in dialogue with Futurock.

According to data from Indec, the salaries in 2022 they evolved below inflation for the most part, with the salary index registering a year-on-year rise of 90.4% while inflation for the same period stood at 94.8%. Only public employment salaries were above this variation, while in the case of the unregistered private sector, salaries lost 30 points against the variation in prices, since they had an increase of 65.4% throughout the year. .

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“Obviously we have strong tensions between prices and wages,” said Olmos, although he ruled out the possibility of a fixed-sum increase: “For formal workers, the paritarias reached a vigorous dynamic that does not allow workers to continue losing purchasing power. For those there is a battery of social police officers such as the Universal Assignment for Children, the food card and empowerment”.

“The government has reacted with control of this situation. Would we like it if we could have a more important salary recovery process? Yes. But it does not go by nominality, nominality only feeds back high inflation. She has to go for the set of policies that allow us to break this high inflation,” added the minister, aligned with one of the objectives that Massa wants to bring to the unions to set a pattern of increase around 60% per year.

On the fixed sum, he stressed that it is “a linear response.” “The linear responses correspond more to our adversaries than to us, because they lie. We cannot say that a linear response of those characteristics that served in other stages because when Néstor Kirchner took office after 10 years of convertibility without parity and wages had been demolished , the fixed sum served to rebuild income. But at this time, when inflation rose, the Government was the first to summon the parties for a review,” he remarked about the joint negotiations.

“We have managed to ensure that they do not lose against inflation. The parities are not from January to December, the periods vary, so many projected updates that impacted in January, February or March. The inflationary rebound means that the forecast that the unions had negotiated makes it they don’t lose but they don’t win”, he said in reference to the data for January that recorded 6% inflation, higher than the two previous months.

“The salary recovery that we would have wanted did not occur because there was an inflationary outbreak,” he said.

Regarding the possibility of setting up semi-annual joint meetings, he considered it a good idea and highlighted as an example the teaching joint meeting that reached an agreement for 33%.

4 day work week

Consulted about the results of a test on the 4-day work week, the minister considered it a “legitimate debate” although she considered that it should be analyzed by sector and that it would not be universally implemented. “I believe that it is a legitimate debate and there are sectors closely associated with technology or the financial system that could move in this direction. In order to absorb these personnel with capabilities from a technological point of view, they grant the possibility of one less day per week I don’t think that today we can give it universally, but that we can gradually introduce the subject”.


“I support the proposal of the president (Alberto Fernández) that all the charges be discussed in the STEP. The greatest capital of Peronism is its militancy, we need to mobilize the active militant to win the next election. A STEP that covers everything agreeing on the terms to guarantee that everyone stays inside would be a condition of great mobilization that would contribute to strengthening the chances of victory,” he said, referring to the president’s participation in a primary.

“Just as the Judiciary proscribes Cristina, we cannot be the ones who proscribe the president of the Nation. And if they say ‘no, the president cannot go’, it is a limit to their will. We do not admit it when the courts decide They impose it on Cristina and we would allow it on our part towards a partner”.

Source: Ambito

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