Argentine government says reaching consensus with unions for labor reform

The Government of Argentina claimed to have reached today with the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), the largest labor center in the country, a "consensus" to send to Parliament a bill of labor reform.

Buenos Aires, Nov 15 (EFE) .- The Government of Argentina assured that it has reached today with the General Confederation of Labor (CGT), the largest labor center in the country, a "consensus" to send to the Parliament a project of law of labor reform.

According to official sources, the Argentine Labor Minister, Jorge Triaca, met with the members of the board of directors of the CGT, which in the last few days had shown their objections to the labor reform that the government of Mauricio Macri intends to take forward.

According to a brief statement issued by the Ministry of Labor, in the meeting "reached the level of consensus necessary to send the project of labor legislation to the National Congress for its treatment in the next weeks. "

The changes in labor legislation are part of a battery of reforms -including the tax front and the tax front- launched three weeks ago by Macri.

project aims, among other issues, to reduce labor litigation and promote the regularization of informal workers and has the support of the cameras Businesses.

The union sectors, however, had warned last week that they will resist attempts to reform.

Trade union sources cited by the state agency Télam They indicated that a consensus was achieved today with the leadership of the CGT to agree to leave out of the project the points "most questioned" by the unions, as issues related to the calculation of compensation or overtime.

Although they stressed that "there were substantial changes in the project in general," they warned that "there are still some issues ".

Meanwhile, other union sectors ratified today their refusal to the labor reform promoted by the Government.

The Central of Workers of Argentina (CTA) Autonomous, the Trade Union Coordinator of the Partido Obrero, several unions not aligned with the CGT and social organizations agreed to march on December 6 to the Plaza de Mayo, in front of the headquarters of the Argentine Executive, to protest against the reform.

"The labor reform is the heart of a package agreed by Macri, Triaca, the CGT and the governors whose center is an attack on the rights and conditions of life of the workers, "Romina Del Plá, union leader and deputy elected by the Workers' Party in the Left Front and the Workers