The demonstrations will continue this Thursday, anticipated from the union
Leaders of the Single Union of Argentine Tire Workers (SUTNA), which brings together workers in the sector, continue inside the offices of the Ministry of Labor, on Callao Avenue, in the midst of an increasingly complex situation where they demand the resolution of the parity of the sector after a failed meeting with the manufacturing companies.
“We continue in the Ministry of Labor, both on Callao avenue, where our colleagues demonstrate, as well as the union leadership on the fourth floor, maintaining our claim that we have to have a collective bargaining where the workers’ claims are answered and that unilateral measures are not used, ”explained Alejandro Crespo, Secretary General of Sutna, in dialogue with Infobae.
We are going to be demonstrating all day in front of the Ministry and we will maintain our union representation so that collective bargaining is clearly maintained (Crespo)
“In this field, we are with a stoppage of activities in all factories until this is resolved and with mobilization to the Ministry of Labor hoping that this situation changes. We are going to be demonstrating all day in front of the Ministry and we will maintain our union representation so that collective bargaining is clearly maintained, ”he added.
The companies made a proposal that closed the remaining additional part of the 2021/2022 parity, adding 16% and completing 66% for the period, and a partial proposal for 2022/2023, until the end of this year. “Beyond the number, which obviously they did not like, the reaction is virulent and disproportionate,” said sources in the sector.
The union’s claim on Callao avenue
FATE, Bridgestone and Pirelli are the main brands with local manufacture and more than 60% of the Argentine market. They locally produce about 6 million tires a year and it is estimated that since the beginning of the conflict they stopped producing more than 1.3 million units, almost a quarter of the annual production. The plants of the three companies were again blocked by the union.
From the private sector, they define the actions of the union as “savage” and affirm that payment of 200% of the hours worked during weekends is required, a measure that is alien to the current labor agreement, which establishes the 6×2 system: operators work 6 consecutive days and then have 2 francs, on rotating days. For each day worked, they charge 100%, regardless of the day of the week they do it, and if they add additional days they charge extra at 150% or 200%, depending on the day in question.
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