The President attend in person. (Photo: Luna Maximiliano)
President Alberto Fernandez close next Friday on the 57th Colloquium of the Institute for Business Development of Argentina (IDEA), which began this Wednesday at the Costa Salguero Center, in the City of Buenos Aires, in a context in which the Government seeks to strengthen dialogue with the private sector to generate new jobs with the arrival of investments and the conversion of social plans into genuine work through a bill sent to Congress.
The head of state will be in charge of closing the meeting in person, at 1:30 p.m., official sources reported.
The traditional business meeting, which until 2019 was held in the city of Mar del Plata and which last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, took place online, will last until Friday with the presence of businessmen, trade unionists and political leaders.
This Wednesday, on the first day of the Colloquium, one of the main topics of debate was the genuine job creation, as a factor to reduce poverty.
At the opening, the president of the Colloquium, Paula Altavilla, stated that Argentina needs “more companies, to generate an environment of macroeconomic and regulatory predictability with clear rules that are maintained over time, and to replace restrictions with incentives.”
In this context, he indicated that “we must stop talking about the past to think about the future. Let’s save the list of guilty and assume our role as responsible”
This Wednesday, the Minister of Economy, Martn Guzmn, participated remotely.
In his opening speech, Altavilla asked “abandon the nostalgia of what we could be and project what we can do“.
In one of the panels of the meeting, the leader Alexandre Roig, from the Evita Movement, pointed to the need for us to “go from subsidies to credit” so that informal work has a productive value.
Roig, who chairs the Board of the National Institute of Associativism and Social Economy (Inaes), also highlighted the need “for a federal development, in a country where only 1.7% of the population lives in the countryside. “
In that same panel, Jorge Sol, head of the press of the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), pidi “and employment shock“linked to the realization of public works, in education and infrastructure.
In addition, he remarked that “we have to train people for new jobs. It is not one action instead of another, it is to ‘attack’ unemployment at the moment but also to teach for the world to come,” said Sol.
In another section of the meeting, the Argentine Institute for Business Development (IDEA) formally presented an employment bill to promote for treatment in Congress, with which it seeks to adjust the norm “to the new needs” it has. The work market.
The initiative, presented by the economist Santiago Bultat, aims “without changing the current regimes” to the creation of a new legislation that “contemplates temporary bonuses in employer charges favoring young employment, a new temporary scheme for severance that preserves compensation and certainty at the cost of termination of the employment relationship “.
In addition, it seeks “to advance towards the federalization of the Mandatory Labor Conciliation Service, the reform of the labor fines regime that discourages the trial industry and the modernization of collective bargaining agreements to promote improvements in productivity “, as happened in the oil and automotive sectors.
Finally, he proposes “reforming the monotax” to avoid under-invoicing of those who do not want to “jump” to the category of “self-employed”, and “the formalization of workers in the popular economy by recognizing their activities.”
The document revealed that, according to official data, there is little formal employment in the private sector: only two out of every 10 Argentines are of working age, and 24% of registered workers correspond to public employment.
In the corridors of Costa Salguero, one of the topics that captured the interest of the businessmen present was the project presented by the ruling party in Congress last week, called “A bridge to employment”, which seeks to convert social plans into “work. genuine and economic relief “for SMEs that create jobs.
Another topic was the lunch that President Alberto Fernndez had with businessmen at the Government House, in which they discussed topics ranging from the agreement with the IMF, inflation, the arrival of investments and continuity of the labor regulations implemented in the first wave of coronavirus to preserve registered employment.