the University lecturers from all houses of high education in the country start a new week of unemployment this Tuesday in rejection of the 15% salary increase offered by the government. The level of violence was confirmed by the National Confederation of University Teachers (CONADU) in the argument that the offer is "Far from inflation".
The press secretary of the federation, Federico Montero, criticized that the Ministry of Education "took the unilateral decision to grant an advance of 5.8%" which would be paid in September, which will contribute to the previously provided 5%.
"It does not solve the situation," said the unionist, while he judged the offer as insufficient. "At the last meeting, they offered another 15 percent increase in three installments instead of four, while the same government admits the IMF that inflation will be between 27 and 32 percent this year," he added.
On the other hand, Montero emphasized that university teachers "we do not generate conflicts". As part of the protests they are conducting, university professors will realize a public class in the UBA this Tuesday. For Friday, meanwhile, the guild is analyzing the opportunity to "take a public lesson to the Plaza de Mayo", while for August 30 it is intended to carry the university march to the Ministry of Education.
It is worth remembering that last Friday the government decided to grant teachers at a university a 5.8% wage increase due to future increases. Through a statement, the educational portfolio of Alejandro Finocchiaro stated that "despite the announcements of unemployment, the government has taken this decision with the aim of maintaining the purchasing power of wages."
In that sense, Education emphasized that "with this increase plus that which was granted in May, the inflation of the four months of March – June was equal". On the other hand, education this week agreed to a salary increase of 15% from March to September with non-university staff. According to the educational portfolio, the wage agreement was concluded with the Argentine Federation of National University Workers (FATUN).