They seek to create a Universal Basic Wage by law

In this case, it is “a law that we have been working on for a long time with organizations of the popular economy. The world of work is changing, it is time to be bold and think of proposals for the future,” said deputy Hagman.

The initiative will also be signed by legislators from the union branch and from social movements, such as Leonardo Grosso, Hugo Yasky, Mónica Macha, Pablo Carro, Juan Carlos Alderete, Carlos Selva, Pablo Carro, Mara Brawer and Graciela Landriscini, among others.

According to the project, the objective of the initiative is “to provide a response to the new post-pandemic Argentine labor reality through the expansion of social security and the promotion of employment.”

The text proposes to establish a Universal Basic Salary “as a non-contributory monthly monetary benefit of national scope for low-income workers.”

According to the initiative, the salary “will be granted to people who are unemployed; work in the informal economy; are registered in category ‘A’ of the Simplified Regime for Small Taxpayers or are registered in the Regime for Social Inclusion and Promotion of Independent Work”.

“There are millions of people who work, without having a formal job, who do not have guaranteed the most basic conditions of life. This phenomenon does not happen only in Argentina, it is worldwide, and is a consequence of the transformations in the world of work and the growing concentration of wealth,” Hagman said.

“This measure could eliminate indigence and guarantee that everyone has at least one plate of food every day. It would be a very important advance,” said Zaracho, a leader of the Movement of Excluded Workers (MTE).

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