While the government seeks to
anchor parity at 60%
, the Trade Union closed a
parity of 101%
basic salary of 182,700 pesos for March
It is one of the unions with the largest number of affiliates and wage negotiations also impact informal workers because many employers are governed by this agreement.
The Commerce Guild
has 1.2 million members
It is the largest trade union organization in the country.
"The Argentine Federation of Commerce and Services Employees (FAECYS) and the Argentine Chamber of Commerce (CAC), the Confederation of Medium Enterprises (CAME) and the Union of Commercial Entities (Udeca), signed today the closing of the annual joint (from April 2022 to March 2023), with an increase in their basic agreement, which raises the salary floor from $139,000 to $182,700 (including presenteeism)," the official statement said.
"It implies an annual increase of 101%. It will be effective in two tranches, in February the basic with presenteeism will be 165,900 and in March it will be 182,700, both remunerative sums for all purposes," they say in the union led by
Armando Cavalieri since 1986.
Armando Cavalieri, leader of the Trade Union
The wage agreement was signed this Wednesday at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security and was attended by Minister
"Once again we have achieved that the salary of the workers and workers of commerce accompanies the increase in prices, and we closed the annual parity above inflation," Cavalieri remarked.
"It is very important to have the support of the business chambers and businessmen, who with great effort and in this difficult context, first agreed to bring forward in August the 10.5% increase scheduled for January 2023, as a result of the acceleration in prices , and willing to dialogue to establish revisions and follow the evolution of prices", highlighted the union leader.
The Trade Employees Union closed a minimum wage for March of $182,700.
The 60% salary cap promoted by Sergio Massa divides the leadership of the CGT
The agreement that
sealed with a group of large unions to generalize an annual salary guideline of 60%, in two semi-annual agreements of 30% with a revision guarantee, opened a strong dispute within the CGT.
Kelly Olmos and Héctor Daer at the signing of the Health Joint Agreement in November of last year.
The union leaders are divided between the majority sectors of the central and also between the unions themselves aligned with Kirchnerism, which for now maintains a conspicuous silence on the Economy Minister's plan for the new round of parities.
Massa advanced this week in a series of understandings with important unions of the CGT so that the salary increases this year are located at 60%, in a bet aimed at anchoring expectations and thereby slowing down the rate of inflation.
The UTA bus union
will be the first to advance with the definition of its parity under this umbrella, a scheme that will later be replicated - according to official and union sources - the banking, textile, Smata, Commerce, Health, Uocra and state unions from UPCN.
Labor Minister Kelly Olmos and Pablo Moyano, from Truck Drivers.
, the head of the Uocra - one of the unions mentioned as part of the agreement with the Minister of Economy - distanced himself this Friday from that strategy and warned of his rejection of any official attempt to impose a ceiling on salary increases. .
"The parities are free and sovereign in each sector. The CGT does not accept any ceiling or interference from politics so that wages are the adjustment variant," the leader complained in statements to
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