Argentines hold strike for wage claims Macri

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Due to the strike in the city of Buenos Aires hospitals will only attend strict emergency. | Photo: @ATECapitalOk

The State Workers Association (ATE) made this Wednesday a stoppage in all Argentina to demand better wages and to repudiate the high inflation that consumes to the South American country, trade sources announced.
“The stoppage of State comes in a context in which the Government of Mauricio Macri go unheeded workers face the loss of purchasing power,” said ATE through a press release.
 

#ParoDeEstales @fernandez_lucfa “Is an historic day for ATE, colleagues from across the country on the street, not behind a desk” – ATE Capital (@ATECapitalOk) April 12, 2017 #12A #ParoDeEstatales starts March the Ministry of modernisation pic.twitter.com/0WKpP9v8Ah

-TIE Capital (@ATECapitalOk) 12 April 2017 > Macri Government does not stop inflation, accumulating a 6.2 %#AHORA #OBELISCO colleagues from around the country begin to arrange the columns for the March #ParoNacional #12A #ParoDeEstatales pic.twitter.com/s2seffWhCQ – ATE Capital (@ATECapitalOk) 12 April 2017 State employees demonstrated that in 2016 an inflation UAL surpassed 40 percent, while wages increased to 31 per cent, i.e. nearly 10 points below what they need to live.
“The utility rates go up, food prices go up, transportation goes up. Last year inflation was the highest in the last 25 years, and the joint of the State was 10 points down,”said the general Secretary of the ATE Capital, Daniel Catalano. 
State workers indicated that “they are still losing for 2017. “It is for this reason that we demand that the national Government and the city of Buenos Aires the immediate reopening of (negotiations) joint homeless because we don’t want to just discuss the salary of the 2017 but also the nine points we lost last year’s”, says the notice.
The strikers also denounced the repression by the Government of Macri to protests.
> Argentine President inaugurates defective architectural work “in addition, we see with concern the growing violence which the Government applies with workers who organize themselves to fight for their rights (…) Accordingly, we decided that the criminalization of social protest and repression does not solve the emerging social conflict,”they stressed.
The demonstrations will be pursued in the 24 provinces and in the city of Buenos Aires protest outside the Ministry of modernisation.