Launched by the Ministry of Economy, chaired by Sergio Massa, together with the Ministry of Domestic Trade, headed by Matías Tombolini, the value control program, Fair Prices, began the task of registering supermarkets to verify that they comply with the Price plan. In this task, the Union of truckers joined the Inspections agents of the aforementioned Secretariat and the Undersecretariat of Actions for Consumer Defense, to carry out the inspections.
Pablo Moyanoone of the most important leaders of truckers and the General Labor Confederation (CGT) explained that regarding inspections “We do not sanction supermarkets, we only collaborate so that there is no speculation. We denounce that products are being encanutated and that we want to avoidr”. Mobilized by the premise that the large supermarket chains have an important participation in price formation, the unionists they decided to collaborate with Tombolini.
The first visit of the guild of truckersin this case to a supermarket in Coto, occurred before the national government communicated, through the Ministry of Domestic Trade, the collaboration of its agents with the unionists of the mentioned union to control that the Fair Prices program is complied with. Through a video published by Infocamioneros, the secretary of truck drivers’ Logistics, Oscar Borda, can be seen controlling the stock of a Coto warehouse.
Borda recounted in the video published on networks that “Comrade Pablo Moyano sent us so that we can give Tombolini a hand, because we give all our colleagues a hand so that Precios Cares reach all Argentines, to his house. The dairy buddies, the soda buddies, we’re all in it.”
What is Fair Prices?
The product value program called Fair Pricescomes to regulate the positive price variation, product of inflation, both in the mass consumption products, such as beverages, food and personal hygiene, such as the recent additions of strategic inputs for industries, oil companies, clothing, pharmaceuticals, among other items.
The measure consists of allowing the previously mentioned items to carry out increases that have, as a monthly maximum, increases of up to 4% for 120 days, starting in December 2022. In principle, in the case of mass consumption supplies, they were frozen the prices of the articles for 120 days, these being about 2,000 products, and they were allowed to rise up to 4% to another 30,000 more.