Piquetero organizations will mobilize this Tuesday from the Ministry of Social Development -on Avenida 9 de Julio and Belgrano- to the Ministry of Labor -in Alem 650-, where unions and businessmen will negotiate the last increase of the year of the Minimum salary, vital and movil.
The rally will begin at 1:00 p.m. and plans to arrive in Buenos Aires for the start of the Salary Council, which will meet at 4:00 p.m. In the morning, the social movements will support the Argentine National Team in the first match of the World Cup in Qatar.
Also read: The Government will increase the amount of the Alimentar Card by 40% from December
“After encouraging the selection, we go for food, tools, and for a salary that beats inflation”, said the Piquetera Unit in the call for what is expected to be a massive mobilization.
Tension with the Government and unions
For months, social organizations not aligned with the Government They have been questioning the role of the CGT and the CTA and they come calling for a general strikein the face of the growing economic and social crisis.
Both unions of workers will be present at the Salary Council, along with other unions close to Kirchnerism. The claim of Unidad Piquetera is that “the organizations of the working class break with the government and call a national strike and a plan of struggle for salary and all claims.”
“The CGT and CTA bureaucracy is responsible for this situation. They have no mandate to represent anyone at that meeting.where They are going to agree again on a starvation wage”, denounced the social movements that will pressure from outside the Ministry for the rise in the minimum wage to beat inflation.
The piqueteros press so that the CGT and the CTA take the path of tire guild, led by a fraction of the left. “The Piquetero Unit mobilizes in unity with the Plenary ofl Combative unionism and independent unions and internal commissions. let’s go for a minimum wage of $139,738for him 82% mobile for retirements and for genuine work and by agreement, ”said the organization.
Also read: The Government defines a bonus for public and private employees while it speeds up the plan to lower inflation
In addition, he believes that the coincidence of the call with the debut of Argentina in the World Cup seeks to “remove the issue from the agenda and try, with a clumsy maneuver, to hide the new blow to salary that is intended to be dealt.”
The claim for a minimum wage above the poverty line
The basic food basket (CBA) for a family of four -composed of two adults and two children- do not fall under the threshold of the indigencemarked the $62,106 in October, Y the minimum salary of $54,550 was not enough to cover it. And not to be considered poorthe income should have been $139,738that is, two and a half minimum wages.
“With a minimum wage further and further away from the poverty basketand with more than 50% of the active population in a precarious job situation, the Government insists on deepening an adjustment on those who have less”, said Silvia Saraviacoordinator of Foot neighborhoods.
As of November, the minimum wage rose by $57,900, but it is still below half of the poverty basket and does not reach the indigence either. “Sentence to millions of workers and workers with registered work and by agreement, to retirees and retirees, and beneficiaries of social programs, to poverty and indigence”, assured the Piquetera Unit.
Also read: Piqueteros put pressure on Victoria Tolosa Paz for the social plans and once again threaten cuts and encampments
Social organizations also denounced that “thefood deliveries to community spaces remains deficient” and that “the months of delay in arrival of tools for those who carry out tasks in Potenciar Trabajo”.
With all those claims on the agenda, the mobilization this Tuesday is anticipated as massive. The Piquetera Unit has also been warning that if the Government does not comply with the promises made, it will announce a new schedule for road blockades and encampments.