The drivers union of trains The fraternity, had called for a 24-hour strike for the entire day on Thursday, but this morning the National Government, through the Ministry of Labor, dictated a mandatory reconciliation and stopped the measure of force. This measure was adopted by the national director of Labor Relations and Regulations, Gabriela Marcello, and is valid for 15 days.
NA Agency He also indicated that La Fraternidad, led by Omar Maturano, had announced the strike in “demand for better wages.” “Despite the meetings held to resolve the issue, there are still insufficient offers, so La Fraternidad announces a 24-hour strike for next Thursday,” the union had specified in a press release in recent hours.
The force measure was to begin at 00:00 next Thursday in a claim for “the loss of wage purchasing power due to the inflationary process«. In addition, the union highlighted that the increase of “5% for October and the other 5% for November, which would only be charged in December, added to what was recognized during the year.” Maturano stated that the increase in the agreed parity is “insufficient”, with respect to “the loss of wage purchasing power.”
«That 10% agreed for October and November, the last of whose percentages would only be received next December, and that recognized during 2021, is completely insufficient with respect to the loss of purchasing power due to inflation.«, Expressed the union leader. It is not the first time that La Fraternidad has called for a general strike and the Government stops it with a mandatory conciliation.
The last strike of La Fraternidad took place last December, after the failure of negotiations with the Superintendency of Health Services (SSS) for a “large debt with the social work” of the union, as reported by the union at that time. But the Ministry of Labor issued the mandatory conciliation and exhorted the parties “to maintain the best predisposition and openness to negotiate the issues on which they have differences and contribute, in this way, to social peace and to improve the framework of labor relations within the companies involved ”.