Increase in the minimum wage by decree?

The economist and National Deputy of the Frente de Todos por Entre Ríos, Marcelo Casaretto, presented a project in Congress to grant a minimum wage increase.

In addition, the initiative seeks to ensure uniformity for all workers in a relationship of dependency of the Public and Private sector, on account of the salary increases agreed in the joint for the following months.

“The idea is to recover the purchasing power of workers’ wages and to sustain the reactivation of the economy in progress,” said Casaretto.

“The measure was already taken at the beginning of the government of President Alberto Fernández through Decree 14/2020, improving salaries.” As stated by Cecilia Todesca, Deputy Chief of Cabinet, salaries during Mauricio Macri’s administration fell by 20 percent . In our government at the beginning they increased 6.4 percent, but in the pandemic they fell 6.9 percent “, recognizes Casaretto.

In addition, he remarked that “this year they increased only 0.8 percent. We are at the level of 2019, but it is necessary to recover the previous fall,” said the Entre Ríos.

“Monthly inflation is falling, and salaries are increasing gradually, but it is necessary to advance the increases planned for the following months. The Executive Branch must define the amount of the increase, taking into account the situation of SMEs and critical sectors affected by the pandemic “Casaretto said when presenting the project in Congress.

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