ATILRA secretary general claimed for unfair practices in dairies
May 4, 2012
The Secretary General of the Dairy Industry Workers of Argentina Association, Hector Luis Ponce, reported that “the form of production and marketing of some plants in the dairy industry at Entre Rios province, undermine the entire production system because they play with unfair rules regarding salaries of workers, their contributions, payment of taxes and compliance with bromatological controls.”
“We need to stop the manufacture and marketing of products that are processed within the informal economy in the province, injuring those inside the business legally, because it injure some and benefit companies such as ‘La Sibila’ and ‘Cotapa’ playing unfairly in the market, causing major disruption to the activity, not complying with the collective labor agreements, or with the controls necessary to sell their products, ” said trade unionist.
He added that “the benefits granted by the province to these two industries, primarily to ‘La Sibila’, put it in a context of inequality compared to other smaller firms that meet all the requirements under the Act in this province. We have to work on substantive issues such as regulations governing the activity, provincial legislation and make a strong claim to political power, asking those responsible to enforce existing laws and conventions. “
The head of the ATILRA was met at the Cooperative Tamberos Gualeguaychú (Cotagú) accompanied by Undersecretary of the National Dairy, Arthur Videla, President of the Center for Dairy Industry of Entre Rios, Raul Conte, President Council of Cooperatives Tambera Gualeguaychú, Fernando Euler and delegates ATILRA Gualeguaychú, directors and employees of the Cooperative Tambera, provided strong support for this entity to the difficulties faced and making a huge sacrifice appreciation to make their workers to save their jobs and maintain the continuity of the cooperative.
Finally, Ponce said: “Our union not only covers and protects the rights and interests of workers in the industry, but also defends all activity as a whole, because no sector is spared if it is wrong to another chain this activity.”