The Banking Association (AB), led by Sergio Palazzo, and the business chambers of the activity will maintain today a new joint meeting at the Labor Relations headquarters of the Ministry of Labour, after the intermission arranged last week.
The union reported in a statement that it went to an intermediate room “by virtue of the predisposition of the business chambers (Abappra, Adeba, ABA and ABE) to evaluate different proposals, in order to be able to reach a comprehensive solution to the claims raised by the Banking Association. To this end, the labor portfolio arranged the new hearing for today, at 1:00 p.m.
Last Friday’s meeting began at 10 o’clock in continuity with the negotiations that took place the previous Monday, when the Association of Public and Private Banks of the Argentine Republic (Abappra) proposed “to grant an extraordinary sum for one time of a non-remunerative nature , in concept of salary compensation of the Income Tax”.
The meeting was scheduled for Wednesday the 8th in the morning, but it had to be postponed as announced by the Secretary of Press and Diffusion of the Banking Association, Claudio Bustelo, via Twitter.
“Thus, the amounts offered range from a scale of $12,500 to $136,500, to be paid 50% in May and the remaining 50% in September 2023. The chamber clarifies that this extraordinary bonus will not be applicable to banking entities that currently reimburse their workers for said tribute”, the union said in a statement.
On the other hand, the private chambers (ABA, Adeba and ABE) only ratified the salary proposal presented on 02/16/23 and expressed that they would analyze Abappra’s offer and the BCRA took note of all the proposals.
“It is clear that the banking business chambers are not up to the circumstances considering that we are in a very difficult economic situation, where the most affected, as always, are the workers,” said the union and recalled that the workers “go through the third month without receiving a salary increase and have not received the retroactive corresponding to the year 2022.”
“For all of the above, we reject the proposals made by all the banking chambers, understanding that they are insufficient and that they are not adjusted to current times, nor to our just claims,” the union stated.
In the midst of this salary conflict, the Ministry of Labor issued a mandatory conciliation for 15 days on February 23.