The university professors accepted a salary increase of 41% in four installments for this year, and the commitment, on the part of the national government authorities, to meet again in September, for a salary review instance, regarding the inflation.
The union federations of the teachers of the national universities signed today in the Ministry of Education of the Nation the act of the salary parity for the 150,000 workers of the sector.
In a meeting headed by the Minister of Education of the Nation, Jaime Perczyk, the Government signed an agreement of non-cumulative increases -on the new closing value of the 2021 parity-, which will be paid in four parts: 13% in March, 12% in June -it will impact the bonus-, 6 % in August and 10% in September. That last month the faces will be seen again during a formal wage review instance.
“We have achieved improvements with respect to the first offer from the Government and we believe that this proposal allows us teachers to recover purchasing power,” said the secretary general of the Federation of Teachers’ Union Associations of the National Technological University (Fagdut), Norbert Heyaca. He said that the joint members went to the salary negotiation table with the mandate to accept the bases after a national consultation.
In this sense, from the weekend until last night, UTN teachers from all over the country voted by means of a form of acceptance or rejection of the offer. “31 sectionals participated and less than 20% of these voted against accepting the salary offer,” he said. Oscar Rufinefrom Fagdut Paraná.
“Just like what happened with the joint venture last year, when we managed to close two points higher than accumulated inflation, we signed this new agreement convinced that we are not willing to run after inflation,” promised Heyaca. And he stressed the importance of agreeing to a formal wage review in September.
In this sense, last week the meeting was held to review the clauses of last year’s salary agreement. The authorities of the Ministry of Education of the Nation offered an additional 3% on the values of February. In this way, university teachers reached a 53% salary increase in this parity period.
The joint agreement also includes the continuation of the payment of the National Teacher Incentive Fund (Fonid) for pre-university levels -in the case of the National Technological University (UTN), the National Higher Institute of Technical Teachers-, the Free Training Program for teachers, that the salary guarantee be increased and that the various study commissions for specific topics in the sector continue to function.