Climate of tension and claims crossed in the first meeting by the joint health sector for 2021 – Ecplica.co – 04/03/2021
Businessmen and trade unionists in the health sector began this afternoon one of the most complex joint ventures of the year: both parties are going through a critical situation in the midst of the pandemic. And in the first meeting, a sort of exploratory round, Both parties presented their positions amid a climate of tension due to the profound differences on the salary issue and agreed to meet again on March 11.
The representatives of the business chambers, grouped in the Argentine Federation of Health Providers (FAPS), posed to the union leaders of the Federation of Argentine Health Workers (FATSA) the problems they have as a result of “Delay in the values of benefits and cost increases suffered by the sector during 2020, a gap that represents a delay in tariffs close to 50%”, which left many companies “at the limit of subsistence”, as they warned.
The trade unionists argued that “They will not allow” the salary to lose to inflation and that’s why they claimed update the remuneration of the parity agreed in 2020 by completing the amounts that had been granted up to March. That represents a salary increase of between 14% and 16%, according to the agreement. Y threatened with force measures in case of not obtaining a favorable response to your demands.