The Buenos Aires government last night offered teachers in the province of Buenos Aires an increase of around 35 percent as of September in a phased manner, union and government sources reported. In turn, hours before, the national government and the teachers’ unions agreed to a staggered salary increase of 34.55 percent, with which the minimum teacher salary (federal) will reach 31,000 pesos as of March 1 and will arrive at 37,000 pesos in September, it was officially reported.
In the parity of the Buenos Aires teachers, the proposal was formulated by the government representatives during the meeting held until around midnight at the headquarters of the Labor Ministry, in our city, until which Governor Axel Kicillof himself approached the end of the meeting.
Spokesmen pointed out that the salary proposal made by the province consists of around 35 percent increase to the month of September in three installments to be paid in March, July and September, an offer that will now be analyzed by the unions.
The national parity sets the minimum teacher salary throughout the country
On behalf of the Government, the Minister of Labor, Mara Ruiz Malec, the Minister of Finance and Finance, Pablo López, and the General Director of Culture and Education, Agustina Vila, were present.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Buenos Aires Teaching Unit Front (FUDB), which is part of the FEB, Suteba, UDA, Udocba, AMET, Sadop and references from ATE and UPCN.
Also present were the Ministry of Finance and Finance, the undersecretary of Economic and Statistical Coordination, Nicolás Todesca; by the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Undersecretary of Public Employment and Asset Management of the Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Agustín Robla and by the General Directorate of Culture and Education, the Undersecretary of Education, Claudia Bracchi, among others.
Yesterday was the second joint meeting so far this year and the third meeting that the government has with the unions, since last week a technical table was held.
According to official details, in the Province for the year 2021 a salary increase in 3 stages is proposed: 1. Effective from March 1, 2021: a) New pesos of $ 600 to the basic salary of the preceptor index 1. b) Transfer $ 970 of non-subsidized remuneration bonus to the basic salary of index preceptor 1. c) Increase the non-subsidized remuneration bonus by $ 3,310; d) Increase by $ 250 the non-subsidized remuneration bonus for the positions of the ladder index 1.1.
Meanwhile, effective as of July 1, 2021: e) New pesos of $ 100 to the basic salary of index preceptor 1. f) Transfer of $ 1,000 of non-subsidized remuneration bonus; g) Increase the non-subsidized remuneration bonus by $ 2,100.
Finally, effective from September 1, 2021: h) New pesos of $ 700 to the basic salary of index preceptor 1. i) Transfer of $ 1,740 of non-subsidized remuneration bonus to the basic salary of index preceptor 1. j) Increase by $ 500 the non-subsidized remuneration bonus; k) Increase by $ 1,600 the non-subsidized remuneration bonus for the positions of the 1.1 ladder index;
Finally, it was clarified that “in view of the shared objective of achieving and maintaining a real salary recomposition, the Employer State proposes to meet again within the framework of the 2021 parity once the indicators for the Third Quarter have been known.”
On the other hand, yesterday an agreement was reached in the parity that sets the minimum wage for teachers throughout the country. Representatives of the five national teaching unions (Ctera, Uda, Amet, Cea and Sadop) signed the minutes, after holding a meeting with the authorities of the Ministry of Education.
The agreement establishes a staggered increase of 34.55 percent, with which the minimum teacher salary will reach 31,000 pesos as of March 1 and will reach 37,000 in September, it was detailed. Until today the minimum teacher salary in the entire country was $ 27,500.
It will be paid in three installments: March, July and September. In this way, the starting salary for teachers, which is currently $ 27,500, will rise to $ 31,000 in March, then to $ 34,500 in July and $ 37,000 in September.
The national parity sets the minimum teacher salary throughout the country, a floor that later serves as a reference for the provinces to negotiate teacher salaries with their teacher unions.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Education of the Nation will support the National Teacher Salary Compensation Program, incorporating the jurisdictions that request it, after fulfilling the requirements established in the regulations, to ensure the payment of the guaranteed national teacher salary. He explained that the Teacher Incentive Fund “amounts to $ 2,420 and national connectivity reaches $ 710, in the month of March”, while as of September, those values will climb to “$ 2,830 and $ 1,000”, respectively.