Low named “Comprehensive Security Plan”, Axel Kicillof contemplated better salaries for the police of the Province of Buenos Aires, the most numerous security force in the country that got that increase after the protest September 2020 and thanks to the removal of a co-participation point from the City of Buenos Aires. Now, at the gates of a new claim, the governor announced with his Minister of Security, Sergio Berni, a further increase of 11 percent.
According to the latest management report presented by the Chief of Staff, now in charge of Martin Insaurrlade, before the Bicameral Commission of Follow-up, Inspection and Control for the Emergency of the Legislature, the Buenos Aires government raised the remuneration of 39,342 officers who perceived, as of August 2021, a out-of-pocket salary of $ 60,591. However, that figure would be lower: of about 52,719 pesos.
It happens that, within the account, the current government considers the increase in the amount that is allocated to each cash for the uniform purchases (went from $ 1,130 to $ 5,000) and that tripled the value of CORES hours (which went from $ 40 to $ 120). At the same time, “a bonus to help with the pandemic situation of $ 5,000 and in January 2021, the daily travel allowance for the Operative Sun from $ 1,500 to $ 2,000 with what in the term of 1 year the increase was of 82% ”.
In any case, if the official value is taken into account, the salary – with an 11 percent increase – for the uniformed they would receive a little more than 66 thousand pesos. According to police sources, the salary of the Bonaerense would be far below the federal ones.
In the report, the Buenos Aires administration maintains that Buenos Aires residents had seen “how their real salary was liquefied by around 26% between 2016 and 2019.” At the same time, they indicated with a festive tone: “We made the historic claim of the troops of our force come true, equating their salaries with those of the Argentine Federal Police (PFA), we have quintupled, we quintuple the amount assigned for the purchase and maintenance of uniforms, we tripled the value of overtime and doubled the per diem of the personnel assigned to Operative Sol ”.
Among the blue ranks, optimism is not the same. Despite the announcement, the call for this Friday continues. The basic family basket is close to 70 thousand pesos and they seek to obtain a greater increase, especially after the announcement of free graduate trips for students.
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Buenos Aires Governor Axel Kicillof announced that will give an 11% salary increase to the Buenos Aires Police and to the personnel of the Penitentiary Service in the months of October and November, after the versions of possible protests of the force in demand of improvements in the salary.
With the raises granted in March, July and September the average improvement in salaries will be 46.5% in relation to December 2020. Kicillof communicated the increase in the pocket salary for the Bonaerense during a delivery of patrol cars in Olavarría together with the Minister of Provincial Security Sergio Berni.