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Railway unions signed a 20.9% salary increase

Railway unions signed a 20.9% salary increase

After weeks of negotiations, the railway unions They agreed on a new equal increase for the month of March. The La Fraternidad union led by Omar Maturano closed for workers an increase of 20.96% over the February 2024 grids, eight points above what the Government initially offered.

From the union they assured the continuity of the payment ofThe attendance bonus and they obtained a commitment from Labor to meet again in the short term to evaluate new recompositions.

“The Fraternity fights for free parity despite the ceiling imposed by the national government. This constitutes an essential mechanism for the promotion of social justice as a pillar of the construction of social peace in an independent, free and sovereign nation,” they expressed from the combative union space.

Railway joint unions: what will happen in March with the other unions

After the agreement reached by La Fraternidad, the other unions that weeks ago had accepted a 12% recomposition The numbers should have improved.

Last February 27one day after the national strike called by Maturano, representatives of the Railway Union (PHEW), Association of Management Personnel of Argentine Railways and Ports (APPDFA) and Association of Argentine Railway Signalers (ASFA) They accepted the conditions imposed by the Ministry of Economy.

At that time, and distancing themselves from the demands for a major recomposition on the part of La Fraternidad, the indicated unions highlighted having obtained that agreement “without reaching the adoption of direct action measuresnor loss of work hours with what that entails”.

But after the increase agreed upon by Maturano, the leaders of the “dialogue” unions they nullified the understanding reached by 12% and replaced it with a similar number which La Fraternidad achieved.

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After the agreement reached by La Fraternidad, the other unions that weeks ago had accepted a 12% recomposition had to improve their numbers.

Railway workers: how much will other unions charge

In this way, workers grouped in the UF, APDFA and ASFA will be paid in March 12% on February salary schedules (including seniority, travel expenses and other bonuses) and an additional increase of 8% “on the new salary grids resulting from the percentage detailed in the previous point.”

In the agreement, which is signed by Sergio Sasia (PHEW), Adrian Silva (APDFA) and Enrique Maigua (ASFA), the updated payment of the attendance bonus was extended and a meeting was agreed during the first half of April to move forward with a new recomposition.

Source: Ambito

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