Teachers will meet with Government representatives again on Monday
Buenos Aires, March 8, 2012
Today, teachers unions agreed to meet again with the government of Buenos Aires to solve the wage conflict. The meeting will be held next Monday, although UDOCBA already announced a strike for 72 hours next week.
This afternoon, union representatives met with representatives from the Ministry of Education, Economy and Labour of the administration led by Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli.
Both sides agreed to move to a recess until Monday, in order to continue negotiations and reach an agreement.
However, teachers grouped in UDOCBA ratified a 72-hour strike planned for Monday in the absence of agreement over wages. Miguel Diaz, head of the union, said that “there was not given an offer that overcomes wage demands.”
Teachers in the province of Buenos Aires demand a basic salary of 3000 pesos for a teacher. Scioli’s administration has so far offered $2860.