Unión Informática news and announcements.
The Labor Ministry called Union Informatica and Cisco to an audience. The purpose of the meeting: start negotiations to resolve the situation of company’s employees. Cisco’s lawyer asked for time to pass on to the company the situation and a new hearing for April 7 was set.
Last May 28th, employees from IBM Argentina were on strike as announced on weeks past. The reasons were based on the claim of wages in accordance to inflation rates, work stability and the cease of embezzlement performed by the managerial sphere.
Due to the the poor economic conditions, as well as the poor work conditions at IBM Argentina, its workers through Union Informatica have decided to go on strike on May 28th. This decision was reached through employee assemblies at the IBM Martinez and Olivos sites due to the lack of response from management at IBM Argentina.
The Unión Informática once again is demanding IBM Argentina give a pay raise in accordance to inflation as well as solve various issues employees have not been able to discuss seriously. Employees have been meeting in assemblies at various sites and decided to go on strike should IBM Argentina no respond to their demands.
As anticipated by Unión Informática, IBM Argentina laid off about 200 employees this week. The multinational corporation keeps on reducing the staff without any justification, at the same time a salary freeze has been imposed and kept for the last four years.
Unión Informática has appealed for legal protection against the Ministry of Labour in reference to the unexplainable delay to provide the trade registration. The law establishes a deadline of 90 days, which expired on June 2011. Carlos Tomada, Minister of Labour, is preventing the IT employees to fully organize themselves by restraining the inscription procedure. However, Unión Informática keeps growing and moving forward in the advocacy of all the IT workers.
Even being a constitutional right, Carlos Tomada’s MTEySS (Argentina’s Department of Employment) suspiciously delays granting legal recognition to Union Informática.
Since its inception, Unión Informatica has moved towards defending the rights of IT workers through legal means. In response to frequent inquiries on the matter, we’ve decided to publish a few recent accomplishments.
Martín Augusto Vecchio, Legal Secretary, Unión Informática