A situation of fear and tension is experienced this Friday in Rio Tercero and Villa María, before the confirmation of layoffs in the military factories of both cities.
In the morning, the directors of both units, who depend on the Ministry of Defense of the Nation, admitted in the last hours for the union ATE that the resolution of staff reduction has already been taken in Buenos Aires, but they have number of dismissals not confirmed. In both cases they reported that this would be correct on Tuesday, when the list would be communicated.
At the age of 15, however, the list was informed at the Villa María factory, with 42 dismissals. Then, at 6.30 pm, the list for the Rio Tercero plant was known, with 59 people untouched.
In both residences moments of strong fear were experienced when the list was made known, while the employees and their families were informed if they were inside or outside the discharge list.
Between Rio Tercero and Villa María, the military state factories currently occupy 814 people, the Rio Tercero has 439 employees and the Villamariense 375. 90 percent has been hired for years.
The version distributed by Unions in trade unions could be around 20 percent of the staff, but the addresses of the plant were told to them, at least until this Friday afternoon, that there would be no accuracy or list until next week. his
Emiliano Campos, of ATE Río Tercero, said that the director of the plant in that city had told them that "it would be between 50 and 100" of the 439 employees.
According to guild leaders in the portería, the director of the unit, Colonel Rafael Guerrero told them that the gendarmes had been called "to protect the integrity of the facilities." ATE was claimed to avoid this presence.
"The director confirmed that there will be layoffs, said it is an irreversible measure, but that does not have the quantity or the list," said a trade union leader.
Approximately 300 employees reside in a permanent meeting and occupation within the factory premises Damián Albornoz, from ATE, confirmed that the measure It is indefinitely I swim, but he clarifies that there is a picture of the plant. "It is only a reduction in production and does not involve a total cessation of activities," he said.
In the course of the morning, the presence of relatives was added to the goal, in a climate of unpredictable fear, as well as representatives of various social and union sectors.
At 6.30 pm a mobilization was planned in the streets of Río Tercero to demand that dismissals be avoided in the light of the version that had been circulating in that direction for several days. With the confirmation of the measure, the march was even more ratified and had a high social participation.
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Fabricaciones Militares has four factories in the country, and the two in Córdoba are joined by Fray Luis Beltrán (Santa Fe) and Jachal (San Juan). the city of Azul (Buenos Aires), which has kept its 230 employees unemployed. Today, the state complex has a little more than a thousand employees.
Last December there was already a staff reduction, with the dismissal of 25 contract workers. Río Tercero and 28 in Villa María.
As on that occasion, the new adaptation would cover the four factories in the country and the Headquarters of Fabricaciones Militares in Buenos Aires.
This week, municipal and institutional authorities of the city of Rio Tercero decided to sign a petition to the national government and submit claimed that this was not the case Take measures to reduce staff. All political sectors participate, including those identified with the governing alliance Change.
Mayor Alberto Martino (UCR), met Friday with the factory director, but said he did not get precision. He stressed that he has no response from the national government to the decision and said he refuses to speak with Secretary of Defense Oscar Aguad. He explained that in the previous conflict, when there were layoffs, people close to Aguad assured him that no more personnel would be reduced.