December 20, 2014
CTA's Yasky says will demand 35% minimum wage hike in today's meeting
Before the meeting of the Minimum Wage Council scheduled for today, Hugo Yasky, the head of pro-government CTA splinter group, said they would demand a 35 percent minimum wage hike and warned the job market is eyeing “warning lights” due to increased suspensions and firings.
According to Yasky, the CGT led by unionist Antonio Caló will join the demand.
He reiterated the need to create a permanent Job Commission to avoid further layoffs. "We are going through a situation which has ignited warning lights” adding “if there is unemployment everyone’s salaries will fall.”
The Minimum Wage Council, made up of 16 representatives from the unions and 16 from the business sector, as well as government officials, is scheduled to meet today to announce an increase in the minimum wage.