Plans for strikes were stalled today after the Ministry of Labour ordered a conciliatory agreement between Pablo Moyano’s truck driver’s union and the Cargo Logistics Chamber.
The 15-day conciliation period was ordered after the two parties failed to reach an agreement last night and a strike was called in the province of Entre Rios.
The ministry said it issued the agreement because the strikes were “untimely” and would disrupt the “peace of society”.
The union had originally called for a nation-wide strike but ultimately adhered to the conciliatory agreement, except in Entre Rios where they decided to go ahead and picket.
The Chamber offered a 21% increase in wages over three installments but the truck driver’s union rejected the proposal and stuck to their claim of a 30% increase. The union is also asking to remove the cap on the collection of family allowances as well as $3-4 million for compensation for income tax.
Over the next 15 days both sides will attempt to negotiate but if no agreement can be found the union could return to striking after the two weeks are up.