This Thursday, the leftist organizations gathered in the Picket Unit they will again carry out a massive mobilization to claim a year-end bonus to compensate for the economic loss due to inflation.
The different social movements considered insufficient the year-end bonus of $13,500 announced by the Government for the beneficiaries of Potenciar trabajo, for which reason the Picket Unit will march to demand that said bonus be higher.
The Picket Unit He also announced that they will march to demand greater food assistance for community kitchens and in rejection of “all kinds of cuts in social plans,” this given the recent losses in Potentiar Trabajo.
Through a press release The organization denounced “the existence of a “ministerial instruction” to proceed with massive reductions in social plans.” And that “Potenciar Trabajo is less than half of the indigence food basket, and the bonus announced by the government of $13,500 is less than a palliative.”
In this framework, the movements “claim a bonus equivalent to 100% of the Potenciar Trabajo to compensate part of what was lost during the year, on the way to a recomposition of their income to cover a basic basket and access genuine work.”
This, since the bonus announced by the Government “does not serve to rebuild the purchasing power lost during the last year, as a result of the scarce update of the minimum wage and the adjustment that the Government develops to cover economic and social assistance to the most impoverished workers ”.
Likewise, the picketers They point out that after the delays in the payment of Potenciar Trabajo, the Government has not guaranteed that this situation will not be repeated in the coming months, this in the framework of the audit carried out on the beneficiaries of the program.
Where will the protests be?
Eduardo Belliboni, leader of the Polo Obrero, explained that the protests will begin at 10:00 in the vicinity of the Pueyrredón Bridge, La Noria Bridge, in some sections of the West Access and on the Pan-American Highway and 202among other points.
Social organizations also reported that they do not have an expected end time for the mobilization, so the complications in transit could last for several hours.