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confirm salary agreement for the pharmaceutical sector

confirm salary agreement for the pharmaceutical sector

It is worth remembering that the Argentine Union of Pharmacists and Biochemists (SAFYB) closed the joint negotiation above inflation with the sector’s businessmen for the second quarter of this year.

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Through Resolution 2441/2023 of the Secretary of Labor of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security The agreement and salary scales were approved signed between the Argentine Federation of Pharmacy Workers (FATFA), on the union side, and the Argentine Federation of Pharmacy Chambers (FACAF) together with the Argentine Pharmaceutical Confederation (COFA), on the employer sector.

It should be remembered that the Argentine Union of Pharmacists and Biochemists (SAFYB) closed the joint negotiation above inflation with businessmen in the sector for the second quarter of this year. In addition, the union clarified that it will not join the general strike called by the General Labor Center (CGT).

As Ámbito reported, the increase impacts exclusively in workers included in collective bargaining agreements 691/14, 707/15, 794/22 and 795/22, who will receive a salary floor of $1,275,000 in April, $1,400,000 in May and $1,550,000 in June 2024 .

Key points of the measure

  • The agreement establishes new economic conditions within the framework of Collective Labor Agreement No. 659/13.
  • The signatory parties to the agreement are FATFA, FACAF and COFA.
  • The scope of application of the agreement is limited to the strict correspondence between the purpose of the signatory employing entities and the areas of personal representation and territorial action of the FATFA.
  • The agreed clauses do not affect or alter the current legal system.
  • The Ministry of Labor declares the agreement approved and arranges for its registration.
  • The National Directorate of Labor Relations and Regulations must evaluate the appropriateness of setting the average remuneration, from which the compensation ceiling established in article 245 of Law No. 20,744 (to 1976) and its amendments arises.

Pharmacists stopped the DNU chapter

Recently, he managed to stop the Pharmaceutical chapter of the Decree 70/2023 by Javier Milei, reestablishing the obligation of presence, personal attention and exclusive dependence of the pharmacist with the pharmacy, drugstore, laboratory or herbalist in which he works, during all business hours, and the obligation of the employer to replace him with another professional in case of absence, confirming that “without a pharmacist, there is no medicine.”

Source: Ambito

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