As part of the joint negotiations that the Alfajoreros workers are conducting, the Secretary General of the Union of Pastry Chefs of Mar del Plata, José Garcíain dialogue with “the portrait…” He announced that So far they have not received any answers to their complaints. “Inflation is very high and salaries are getting lower and lower” he admitted.
The General Secretary of the Union of Pastry Chefs of Mar del Plata, Jose Garcia, in dialogue with “the portrait…” emphasized that On June 27, they requested a salary increase from the Alfajorera companies, but to date, they have not received a response. “We have demanded a basic increase of 35% for August, September, and October” he hinted.
“After the elections, there was a devaluation of 22%, that’s why we asked for 40%. “The businessmen refuse to increase and we have no response from the management,” he stressed, adding In recent weeks there have been several meetings in ministerial bodies where no agreement has yet been reached due to the rigid position of the companies in the sector, mainly Desserts Balcarce, Lagrifa, and Amalfi.
The union’s general secretary, José García, also questioned this “Inflation is very high and salaries are always lower” and has clarified this for this reason the heart of the lawsuit is the demand for a salary adjustment of 35% of the base salary for August, September and October, even though the companies are only offering 24% for May salaries as part of the 2023 parity.
In this context He targeted the legal representative of the three companies, stating that “he is the one who complicates negotiations and prevents us from reaching an agreement with the rest of the companies.” At the same time, he declared: “He is waiting for the government to pay a bonus and therefore does not want a salary agreement. With this in mind, we began a series of protests in different parts of the city until the Alfajoreros entrepreneurs recognized the workers amid inflation that had a terrible impact on all families.
Next, he highlighted the increase in all raw materials for the products sold by the industry, such as chocolate, dulce de leche, flour, sugar, butter, oil, etc. “Today, a 25-kilogram bag of flour costs 4,000 pesos, the same as sugar, which costs 800 pesos. “Everything has increased in a very disproportionate proportion to the workers’ salaries,” Indian.
“Everything will probably skyrocket after the October elections. Employees’ salaries suffer greatly as any increase in products affects the family basket. “The inflation seen in a supermarket or a store is higher than what you hear on TV or radio,” he said.