This Monday the Economic and Social Council (CES) met formallyThey were part of this first session the Ministers of Productive Development, Matías Kulfas; and Labor, Claudio Moroni and a hundred union leaders and businessmen. Likewise, the ten points of consensus that will be worked on and the start of the sector tables were defined.
Among the personalities that were part of this meeting, the following stand out: Héctor Daer (CGT), Miguel Acevedo (UIA), Hugo Yasky (CTA), Ivan Szczech (COMARCO); Jose Martins (Agroindustrial Council); Edgardo Llanos (APA); Marcelo Fernández (CGERA); Sergio Candelo (CESSI); Marco Meloni (PyME Unit Table); Silvia Martinez (CINA); Juan Ciolli (MNU-CEEN); Carlos Magariños (Argentine Chamber of Energy); Guillermo Moretti (Industrial Federation of Santa Fe); Alberto Carlocchia (CAEM); Graciela Fresno (FEHGRA); Daniel Funes from Rioja (COPAL).
He Minister Kulfas explained that these ten points will be “the roadmap that will allow us to grow again”. In addition, he assured that the formation of this tripartite entity between the State, businessmen and workers is an “appeal to us to build public policies to put Argentina back on its feet.”
The following are the 10 points raised for the productive reactivation of Argentina:
● Export more.
● No productive sector is left over: all are important.
● Internal market versus external market is a false antinomy.
● There is no future without productive policies.
● No production policy will be sustainable if it does not consider the environmental dimension.
● A stable macroeconomy helps productive development.
● If we do not improve productivity, we will not lower poverty or inequality.
● A good production policy must reduce gender gaps.
● Trade openness is not an end in itself, but a tool that must be used intelligently
● Any productive development policy must be a regional development policy.
Also, during the meeting, It was agreed that the first sectoral table will be on October 22 with representatives of the metalworking and automotive industry. On Monday 26 the construction sector table will meet; on the 29th of this month the textile, clothing, footwear and leather sectors; and on the 30th it will be the turn of the food industry.
Minister Kulfas clarified that these These are the first four meetings, but a schedule for the rest of the sectors will be announced in the coming days that have not yet been summoned.
“10 CONSENSUSES FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF ARGENTINA
Today we had the first meeting of the Economic and Social Council with union and business representatives.
– Matías Kulfas (@KulfasM) October 19, 2020“
For his part, Minister Moroni highlighted: “We are proposing that the only way out of the crisis is a development project. We have already tried many recipes in Argentina but they have not produced results. This mechanism of social dialogue is the only method we have”.
He head of the UIA, Miguel Acevedo, gave his opinion on the call and said that “what we hear is encouraging. I confirm each of the points made, especially about trying to end the field-industry antinomy or working for both SMEs and large companies. There is room to grow and this is where we have to seek consensus and move on. ”
While, Daer advocated for “the transformation of Argentina that develops and fights existing inequalities and that is why we are pleased that there is no return to the theory of competitiveness that implies flexibility and loss of labor rights” and informed the hosts: “They will have the CGT and the entire labor movement sitting down to build that Argentina that has to end poverty.”
Another of the speakers was Funes de Rioja, who celebrated the call and declared that “the turning points of the countries occur at very delicate moments. We know that this has been achieved with great economic and social agreements that have set long-term policies. And you have done it with method, with those 10 axes, which we are willing to carry out. ”
“For us it is very important that we look at the issues that make economic development with social inclusion. And stop looking at the antinomies of the past but rather the agreements of the future, so that Argentina can have a place for everyone. The food industry is willing to take as my own this advice. I celebrate and congratulate and we will come to work. The analysis sector by sector then facilitates the work together “, concluded the businessman.