After the massive demonstration in support of public universities on Thursday and more than a week of unemployment, university teachers are still waiting for a salary offer from the government. Carlos De Feo, secretary general of CONADU, said TN that next week five of the six organizations that group the university teachers they will not take any coercive measures, waiting for positive results in the negotiations on Monday with the Ministry of Education. In this respect, he recalled that the only federation announcing the strike until September 8 was a historic Conadu, which – he emphasized – is "not the majority".
In this sense De Feo assured that the trade unions demand that the ministry "an answer in accordance with your claim"Since March, the Executive offered a salary increase of 15%, which was rejected by the trade unions because they increased the 30% more update clause.
The leader of the CONADU recalled that they signed a 35% salary increase in 2016, but that the inflation was ultimately 41%. Which meant a significant loss for teachers. "The agreement last year contained a clause and the purchasing power remained. This year we want the same to happen, "he said.
And he explained that the planned meeting was canceled on Friday because "there was no frame of reference for the currency crisis to discuss a salary plan. "" We started negotiating on the first day of March and we have been on the road for seven months, on Monday we need an acceptable proposal, "he said.
With regard to the mobilization on Thursday, he indicated that "it emphasized an assessment of society, which increased the pressure on the Ministry of Education." "This week, for the first time, the minister will participate in the joint and remove the roof of 15% (…) I think the ministry will have noticed that hundreds of thousands of people have demonstrated defense of the public university", He emphasized.
On the other hand, explained that the wage claim "is an emerging in a much more serious situation that is the budgetary situation"And he was certain that they will be able to unlock the conflict:" I think so let's continue to solve this problem. The most important thing is to have a solution that has to do with reality. "
The meeting will take place at 17:00 in the Sarmiento Palace and will be led by the Minister of Education of the Nation, Alejandro Finocchiaroand the secretary of university policy, Danya Tavela. During the meeting the referees will be present from the guilds Conadu, Historical Conadu, Fedun, CTERA, UDA and FAGDUT.