Four years after the explosion at school 49 in Moreno where the deputy director died Sandra Calamano and the assistant Ruben Rodriguezthe deputy secretary of Suteba, Mary Laura Towerrecalled that “It was not an accident, but the negligence of an absent State”, and pointed to the political responsibility of the Government of Maria Eugenia Vidal. There were acts and tributes.
Tower remembered by AM750 that the explosion at Moreno’s school “it could have happened in many other schools”. “When the school exploded, we managed to get one of the parity agreements at the national level that was not fulfilled, which was a review in all schools with respect to gas and electricity,” he added.
The 2019 joint agreement with the Buenos Aires government included the 12 Safe Schools infrastructure points. The objective was to take into account the recommendations of the Superintendence of Occupational Risks and to analyze and improve the infrastructure. But none of them were fulfilled in their entirety.
In this sense, the representative of Suteba explained that “for teachers, today is a day of remembrance” where they continue “demanding justice”, and that “it becomes struggle and hope”. “When school 49 exploded, we came, in the government of former Buenos Aires governor Vidal, with a strong fight, denouncing, not only the salary situation, but a dragging situation of infrastructureTower commented.
“We were behind in terms of infrastructure and in the two years of Vidal’s government there was a standstill in all financing. What happened was not an accident, it was the laziness of an absent State,” he said. And he added: “There were more than 1,500 schools, which were not the cover of any newspaper, where the children did not have classes because they had gas leaks.”
“We continue to keep the memory of Sandra and Rubén. We demand justice. There is a debt with teachers. There are many imputed and prosecuted. Here there is a direct responsibility of the provincial government at that time and with the general director, who had the responsibility of not having resolved all the issues that he had to resolve”, he concluded.