NATIONAL COORDINATING TABLE OF RETIRED AND PENSIONED ORGANIZATIONS OF THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC - Legal Status 8152
Address: Bmé. Miter 1419 –1° “A” (1037) CABA-Email: [email protected] Blog.: www.mesacoordinadora.blogspot.comFacebook: National Coordinating Table of Organizations of Retirees and PensionersPress Release 1638 "Wednesday for Retirees" August 23, 2023
The PASO elections have passed and, as expected, the living conditions of the town as a whole have worsened. On the Monday after PASO, the Government implemented a significant devaluation imposed by the IMF and, as a consequence, has driven enormous price increases, both for goods, services and tariffs. The freezing of prices is announced after the increases have been made, with which, once again, the working class and the popular sectors are exploited to finance the maintenance and growth of business profits and the payment of illegitimate ma, illegal, fraudulent and hateful external debt contracted and refinanced behind their backs.
The palliatives that are applied to the retiree sector, in order to mitigate the dire consequences of the adjustments, are more of the same. These are insufficient measures, which bring the minimum retirement credit -for the September to November quarter- to $85,000.- out of pocket plus the arbitrary bonus of $27,000.- that is, to a sum of $112,000- that covers only 42% of the Basic Basket of an older adult. This bonus decreases proportionally until it disappears when receiving a retirement of $170,000.- equivalent to two minimum assets.
This adjustment is part of the cuts and labor and pension reforms that will be increased by the forces that guarantee subordination to the impositions of the IMF (organization of the large economic and political groups of the capitalist system) and that imply the liquidation of labor conquests, turning retirement into a survival subsidy and privatizing the pension system. Faced with this serious reality, the Coordinating Table of Organizations of Retirees and Pensioners calls to deepen the fight for the defense of the rights of retirees and pensioners, both with regard to urgent and substantive demands.
In this sense we demand INCREASE IN ASSETS NOW!!! that guarantees that the minimum retirement income received by around 70% of all retirees and pensioners is equivalent to the amount of the Basic Basket for an older adult, prepared by the Ombudsman for the Third Age of CABA and that today, updated , is above $260,000.- and a proportional increase in the retirement scales.
Likewise, we propose that from the corresponding state levels, the FREE TICKETS of public transport be implemented throughout the national territory for retirees.
We reiterate once again the unity of the trade union, union, retiree, social, and popular organizations, consistent with the interests of the active and retired working class, for the debate on the draft Pension Law that a group of organizations are promoting and that includes - Plan a new public Pension System, pay-as-you-go, intergenerational, led and administered by active workers and retirees with a minority participation of the State as its guarantor.
Enough of the pension system being a "box" of the government on duty, the contributions are from the workers.