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Post date: 08/22/2014 - 16:44

"The labor unrest will grow" states Carlos Frigerio, the General Secretary of Argentina Brewers and Allied Workers Federation

The 50th Ordinary Congress of Argentina Brewers and Allied Workers Federation (FATCA) is organized on August 15 in Cordoba, with participation of 61 delegates from various workplaces. In his speech, the Secretary General of the Federation, Carlos Frigerio, predicted an increase in labor unrest in the country in the short term.

“Surely we will see a significant increase in unrest during the remainder of the year, especially in the industrial area of Argentina, southern province of Buenos Aires, since many companies are taking the decision to close doors and leave workers on the street, "warned Frigerio.

The 50th Ordinary Congress of Argentina Brewers and Allied Workers Federation (FATCA) is organized on August 15 in Cordoba, with participation of 61 delegates from various workplaces. In his speech, the Secretary General of the Federation, Carlos Frigerio, predicted an increase in labor unrest in the country in the short term.

“Surely we will see a significant increase in unrest during the remainder of the year, especially in the industrial area of Argentina, southern province of Buenos Aires, since many companies are taking the decision to close doors and leave workers on the street, "warned Frigerio.

The economic situation is serious, said, citing high inflation, “it will not drop below 40 percent by the end of the year," and underinvestment due to “the lack of predictability of economic policies and prospects of the country" said the leader.

"In our business, the situation is still worrying," except in the CCU group whose leadership will be summoned by the Union next week.

In this context, however, the brewing industry has grown tremendously in the last four years and workers aspire to new wage guidelines and recover jobs lost since the early 1990s.

Frigerio also underscored the good work done by the management of the Federation, which continued to provide benefits to its members "despite the general situation in the country."

He stressed in this regard that the process of building a hotel in Tafi del Valle, Province of Tucuman has entered its final stage, which will be a model for its respect for the environment, to have power generation by solar panels and other ecological innovations, anticipating another lift in the resort of Mar del Plata.

He concluded by saluting the unity in action that was demonstrated by the brewery workers by unanimously endorsing a strike as a result of stalled wage negotiations. The strike and unity recovered numerous sources of employment in the sector.

The original story in Spanish is here: http://www.rel-uita.org/index.php/es/sindicatos/item/5342-la-conflictivi...