Retirees demands wage increases in Argentina
Argentina, October 25, 2010.- The weight of thousands of cases with claims of retirees asking wage increases is about to demolish the headquarters of ten courts in Buenos Aires, says a government study quoted by the press.
The building is at the maximum allowable weight, a report from the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) says, in which judges asked the Federal Social Security to urgently declare a fair to prevent a disaster and seek solution to the problem
These demands are in addition to some 40 thousand that are settled in court for years, the spokesman said; who pointed out that the proliferation of lawsuits has filled corridors of the building, which lacks adequate emergency exits in case of fire.
In recent years, a series of rulings by the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of hundreds of retirees who had sought shelter for them to pay higher wages in the heat of laws that had been canceled in the past decades as an austerity measure economic.
Despite the large surplus of the pension funds, the president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández, just vetoed a bill promoted by the opposition that sets the salaries of retirees in the equivalent to 82% of active workers, EFE News Agency reported.