President Argentina acknowledges progress in the country’s economic recovery | News
The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, recognized this Thursday the economic growth of the nation, in which he described small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as very important, as well as the Government’s willingness to re-boost wages, within that process.
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“80 percent of Argentine work is generated in small and medium-sized companies,” said the head of state when participating in the Annual Assembly of the Confederation of Medium-sized Enterprises (CAME).
The president deepened that “we have a very well defined economic program where production is one of the issues that concerns us, and that is working well because the economy continues to grow, production continues to increase and installed capacity is used more and more.”
For this reason, yesterday we announced accessible financing tools and today we signed an agreement to strengthen open-air shopping centers so that they continue to grow. pic.twitter.com/UwBOCmZm9e
– Alberto Fernández (@alferdez)
April 28, 2022
Regarding salaries, Alberto Fernández indicated that the Government has proposed “that salaries recompose what was lost in the previous four years”, although he referred that “it is not an easy task to do, but we are determined, we want salaries to be above inflation”.
Alberto Fernández called for everyone to “work so that inflation does not become a gain for a few and a loss for many,” and specified that the Government has “an economic program where production is one of the issues that concerns us.”
Welcome to the income reinforcement announcement, important to alleviate the crisis. But charity is not social justice. A bond helps immediately but does not solve the urgent. For this reason, we have been proposing a comprehensive and permanent income policy: the #UniversalBasicSalary✊
– Federico Fagioli (@Fede_FagioliOK)
April 18, 2022
Likewise, the head of state recognized Argentina’s role in “preserving the greatest number of lives” during the Covid-19 pandemic in “disadvantageous situations, with an economy in decline and highly indebted.”
For their part, social organizations analyze the economic context of Argentina alleging that “we know that with Mauricio Macri we would be worse off, but today we are experiencing a very tough economic situation and we need answers to the internal debt. That is why we propose the need for a universal basic salary and that the debt be paid by those who escaped it,” said the spokeswoman for the Dario Santillán Popular Front (FPDS), Dina Sánchez.
Similarly, the Front stressed “the critical situation that workers in the popular economy are experiencing and raised the urgency of advancing with a universal basic salary.”
On the other hand, on April 22, Buenos Aires workers began a 24-hour work stoppage demanding a salary increase and condemning the continuous dismissals in the sector.