Officialism and opposition, united for one day: they agreed to unfreeze and increase the salaries of legislators
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The President of the Senate, Cristina Kirchnerand his peer from the Chamber of Deputies, Cecilia Moreausigned a joint resolution to unfreeze from next year the allowances of national parliamentariansso that they are automatically updated according to the joint agreements of the Association of Legislative Staff (APL).

The majority blocs, the Front of All and Together for Changethey sent a note along with other benches to request salary updatewhich in the case of a national deputy is around 380 and 390 thousand net pesos.

The salaries of deputies and senators increase again

Article 2 of the resolution repeals an article of a provision of months ago that set the freeze of the diets of legislators and hierarchical personnel of the legislative chambers.

In this way, at the request of the political blocs of both chambers, it was decided that the allowances of the deputies and senators increase again in accordance with joint agreements with the legislative unions.

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Increases vs “political cost”

Last July, the APL parity closed a 69% increase for all legislative personnel, but in the midst of the economic crisis, to avoid paying a possible political cost, Cristina Kirchner and the then head of Deputies, Sergio Massa, signed a resolution that provided that any increase in allowances for national legislators had to be voted on in both chambers.

In this context, legislators also did not want to pay the political cost and were left without an increase in their allowances this year.

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With the unfreezing, the deputies and senators who had been left out of the fixed increase of 30,000 pesos provided last week for legislative workers, they will receive salary increases again in 2023.

With that fixed and uniform increase, Cristina Kirchner got into pressure the Government to do the same with a decree that reaches the salary of all workersin line with a claim that his son maximum kirchner and the leader of the Frente de Todos have been insistently raising this for months.

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