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University Union Front carries out a strike in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The Trade Union Front of the National Universities of Argentina is holding a strike today with the aim of denouncing the cuts to the sector made by the Government of Javier Milei and the loss of purchasing power of salaries.

The professionals also question the authorities’ refusal to negotiate raises and the violation of workers’ rights.

In a communiqué, the Front pointed out that those hired in the centers of higher education have lost more than 50 percent of the value of their salaries since December 2023, when Milei took office.

The Government misrepresents the basic meaning of a paritaria (negotiation) and does not offer the minimum guarantees of a space that allows us to respond to our demands, the text adds.

In addition, it urges to defend public education as a right, jobs, decent pensions and the preservation of institutions capable of producing the knowledge that will allow us to solve major problems.

The Front, made up of 57 universities, has the backing of organizations such as the General Confederation of Labor, the Argentine Workers’ Central (CTA) and the CTA-Autonomous.