|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Argentina

Argentine Ministry of Agroindustry Workers Protest over Nearly 600 Layoffs

BUENOS AIRES – Hundreds of employees from the Argentine Ministry of Agroindustry protested on Friday against the firing of nearly 600 people, demanding that they be reinstated to prevent negative impacts on family agriculture.

“Today we organized a negotiating table regarding the five people who were fired yesterday, and now we were notified that 567 more people will be fired, 102 in the city of Buenos Aires and the rest in the other provinces,” Daniel Catalano, secretary general of the Association of Government Employees (ATE) of Buenos Aires, told EFE.

Some 500 people gathered outside the Ministry in Buenos Aires to demand that the employees be reinstated.

Around 50 police officers were soon dispatched, leading to clashes with the protesters, three of whom had to be taken to the hospital.

The government employees have been protesting outside the Ministry since Thursday, when many began to receive layoff notices.

Most of the employees who have been fired worked in the family agriculture department.

According to Catalano, mass layoffs “in every sector of government” will be announced next Monday as part of the measures taken by the administration of Mauricio Macri to address Argentina’s economic crisis.

Catalano said the layoffs are part of the measures that the administration agreed to implement in exchange for a $50 billion credit line from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2019 © All rights reserved