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9 out of 10 workers in poverty are not unionized

The rapprochement of church leaders to their trade union peers is uphold under the argument that they are united by concerns about the social situation. One tool they could contribute if they want to to reduce poverty is to allow SMEs to move away from centralized collective agreements and move to firm-level negotiations. (more…)


Job destruction can be avoided

One of the most worrying consequences of the crisis is the loss of jobs. There are ways to avoid it. A tool that proved to be highly effective is the one that Germany applied in the 2008 crisis, enabling smaller companies to deviate from the sectorial collective agreements and negotiate with their workers at company level. (more…)


Poor households suffer more than twice labour inactivity

Besides the economic crisis, poverty roots are structural. One is the high proportion of poor household members that do not work. For this reason, it is key that the federal government concentrates in generating employment instead of squandering public funds in poverty alleviation programs which are a provincial responsibility. (more…)


Para seguir bajando la pobreza hay que reducir la inflación

El INDEC informó que la pobreza está bajando. Para acelerar este proceso y hacerlo sostenible hay que seguir bajando la inflación. Por eso, la prioridad debería ser bajar el gasto publico eliminando programas nacionales que se superponen con roles locales y no seguir demorando la reforma previsional. (more…)