Private school fees in the City of Buenos Aires and the province of Buenos Aires will have a new increase 14.4% in December. It will be the last of the year and it is for institutions subsidized by the State.
From the Argentine Confederation of Private Education Institutions (CAIEP) argued that the increase corresponds to the annual increase in teachers, which was stipulated at 102%.
This rise, meanwhile, will be applied by private schools that receive a State subsidy. It is estimated that in Argentina there are 17,000, of which almost 60% have a subsidy, ranging from 20% to 100% coverage.
However, this new amount covers both official positions and some specific components, but does not reach non-teaching staff or costs for operational services.
Different is the case of private schools in the province of Buenos Aires, where the increase will be 10% -also the last of the year-, but it is framed in a salary improvement that represents 94.5%.
It should be remembered that in September the 2022 teaching parity closed, in which the CTERA, UDA, CEA, AMET and SADOP unions agreed to a salary increase in three installments, totaling 82% in December.
In this way, the starting minimum wage will rise to $77,137 at the end of the year. That amount is the floor from which the provincial unions negotiate.
One more blow to the pocket
However, not only will schools suffer an increase in December, there will also be increases in prepaid medicine fees; in the salary of workers in private homes and in the rates for public transport and taxis and real estate rentals, among others.
On the other hand, although some users have already had the new electricity and gas bills, the bulk of the increases that began to be applied in November will arrive in full next month.