They were summoned to lunch Francisco De Narváez (Narváez Group), Jorge Brito (Macro Bank), Marcos Bulgheroni (Pan American Energy Group), Marcelo Mindlin (Pampa Energía), Javier Madanes Quintanilla (Aluar), Juan Martin of the Serna (Free market), Alexander Simon (Grupo Sancor Seguros) and Hugo Eurnekian (America Corporation).
Both De Narváez and Brito and Bulgheroni had had an approach with officials of the Executive Power and legislators in the last hours. It so happens that the businessmen had a meeting with the Minister of the Interior, Eduardo “Wado” by Pedro, the head of the block of the Frente de Todos in Deputies, Maximum Kirchner, and the president of the lower house, Sergio Massa.
From the meeting that took place last week, the possibility arose that a small group of businessmen had a meeting with President Fernández, to send him concerns, perspectives and future views from the different sectors in which their companies are based. Business.
At lunch this afternoon, the president spoke with businessmen about strategies to generate genuine employment since the Government understands that the pandemic is diminishing and the economic agenda should focus from now on incorporating workers into the private sector to generate income in households.
That is why the owners and representatives of companies from various sectors of the economy such as energy, traditional mass consumption, e-commerce, private medicine, banking and transportation were present.
Although the businessmen congratulated the Government for handling the pandemic and made themselves available “to enhance the measures that have been adopted in order to generate more work,” they also raised Fernández about the need to “Have a timetable for the elimination of double compensation and the prohibition of dismissals” in order to carry out new investments, according to what Ámbito learned.
In that sense, they sought to know if the Executive has on the agenda the elimination of both measures. The government stated that it is something that is being evaluated but made it clear that this will not be done in an untimely manner but that “it will be done as the economy continues on the path of reactivation.”
Both the duplication of compensation and the prohibition of dismissals were imposed by the Government of the Frente de Todos shortly after taking office. The first began to take effect in December 2019, a few days after Alberto Fernández took office, with an initial term of 180 days extended successively and that will be in force at least until the end of 2021.
Unlike the first extensions of the double compensation, which kept the measure unchanged, In the last extension, the Executive decided to impose a maximum value of $ 500,000 for the surcharge.
On the other hand, the prohibition of layoffs and suspensions without cause was dictated as a result of the appearance of the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus, which forced the Government to impose Isolation, Social, Preventive and Mandatory, which altered the functioning of an economy that had been dragging years of decline. In principle, it was implanted for 60 days. However, since then it has been extended to date.
The claim for the elimination of double severance pay and the prohibition of dismissal is not current. On various occasions, business chambers from different sectors and even the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) expressed their rejection of both measures and demanded their repeal from the Government.
It should be remembered that from the opposition coalition of Together for Change They also echoed the claim before the Executive Power and, in parallel, went even further by presenting a project in the National Congress to end the severance pay scheme to move towards an insurance system.
Regarding this, President Alberto Fernández expressed himself repeatedly questioning the proposal that received the support of the Buenos Aires head of government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, and the former Buenos Aires governor and candidate for Buenos Aires deputy, María Eugenia Vidal. “They are going to go to Congress to propose to lower the indemnities, they are going to come to propose to make us precarious to those who work”, The president indicated weeks ago at a ceremony in Tecnópolis.