The Senate approved the new Statute of Rural Workers
Argentina, December 21, 2011
As part of the special meetings held to discuss a package of laws that the executive intends to approve before the end of the year, the Senate approved today and transformed into a law the new Statute of rural workers, with 68 affirmative votes and one negative, of Carlos Menem.
M24Digital already explained a few days ago what is the Statute approved today. It considers rural workers those who engage in any activity “that led to obtaining fruits or commodities through tasks of livestock, agriculture, forestry, horticulture, poultry, provided before any industrial process in rural areas”.
And it benefits them, explaining that “the working day may not exceed eight hours daily and 44 weekly from Monday to Saturday at 1 pm hours” and that workers “are entitled to regular retirement with 57 years of age , regardless of sex, having 25 years of service credited with contributions”.
The UATRE, union who represent rural workers and longshoremen, had already spoke against the project, arguing that it “destroys and undermines the union” as was declared by their leader, Geronimo “Momo” Venegas a couple of days ago. Thus they blocked different streets, avenues and highways, with the aim to generate pressure and avoid its sanction, but they did not achieve the desired result.