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Jobs, layoffs and severance payment at the heart of Argentina's public debate

Monday, May 9th 2016 - 07:14 UTC
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Unemployment and jobs are in the heart of public debate in Argentina. A public opinion poll released last week revealed that 48.3% of Argentines fear he/she or a relative might lose their jobs in the next six months. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    A prime example of the 'pollsters' coming to misleading conclusions by adding together respondents that have answered what is in effect the same question!

    So halve the figures and that would be something near the answer.

    Anyway, it seems that the message is getting over: non-jobs 'provided' by TMBOA must go and the waste of money in regards to 'government workers' needs to be drastically cut.


    May 09th, 2016 - 10:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Let the market sort it out. Having a lot of people out of work should lower prices on the retail level and bring inflation back into control.

    Getting out of the mess the Ks left isn't going to be pretty or easy.

    May 09th, 2016 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Firing freezes and price fixing.

    Closer to communism than capitalism.

    Rg has virtually no comprehension of economics only the tyranny of the masses.

    May 09th, 2016 - 11:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Of course argies don't want redundancies or layoffs. They are just bright enough to understand that the days of free money for doing nothing is bad for them as individuals. So we can see that the primary motivations for argies are selfishness and greed. Where's the support for the country as a whole, or should that be “hole”?

    Back in the 70s, Britain had to contend with the “3-day week”, so we've seen it. But we could see the causes. Inflation. One greedy section of the working population. And a militant socialist union “leader” hungry for power.

    May 09th, 2016 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Pity Maggie is no longer alive, she could go to the Argentine and show them how to control the unions.

    May 09th, 2016 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    The usual clique writing their predictable comments. You will never understand the Argentine people, which is not made out of sheep.
    We may have endured bad governments and outright dictatorships--but take a look and you will see that none of them made old bones in government.
    Macri thought he could continue fooling people with his “Joyful Revolution” but the fight has started and he is going to pay for every single lie he spread in order to get elected.
    #5 golfcronie
    Let Maggie rest in peace--death made us all a favour and the world is a better place as a result.

    May 10th, 2016 - 03:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Interesting parallels to France.

    Commies are problematic whether you're in a 1st or 3rd world country.

    So the labor pendulum swings to the right.

    May 11th, 2016 - 03:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @6 Enrique

    As sarcastic as you are, you cannot say that Macri is not doing what he said he would do.

    He has started right away with his reforms to make Argentina a better country.

    He has let the peso float so it is at its natural level - no more black market speculating and no more shovelling money into keeping up the currency value.

    No more Export Tax on agriculture.

    He is rooting out the corrupt politicos.

    He is trying to pay creditors to ensure Arg is out of default.

    The noquis (freeloaders riding on the back of the Public )are getting the boot.

    Meeting with foreign leaders for trade and cooperation.

    All this should lead to more investment and a healthier industry and economy.

    Only a fool would expect a turn around overnight.

    You and the other K followers would see Argentina fail in its recovery if only to see Macri out of government.

    May 12th, 2016 - 02:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    “Macri is rooting out corrupt politicians.”
    Come on Troy. Under which rock do you live? Or your brain registers only the “right” side of things?
    Does “Panama Papers” ring a bell?
    Macri uprooting corrupts!
    What else we have to hear...

    May 13th, 2016 - 01:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @9 Enrique

    CFK is being investigated.

    So much for your argument...

    May 13th, 2016 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zaphod102

    @8 “You and the other K followers would see Argentina fail in its recovery if only to see Macri out of government”

    So the Ks are going to be really upset that Siemens have just announced the creation of 6,000 jobs in Argentina.

    May 13th, 2016 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    @9 Enrique

    I listed 6 items of Macri's reforms aimed at turning around the economy and getting control of graft, and no rebuttal from you, but an attempt to bad mouth Macri, speculating on his own money.from a legitimate family business.

    Your comment is a deflection from discussion of government policies that are being received favourably by suppliers, agriculture, creditors and new investors.

    It's hypocritical that you ignore the corruption of CFK, Boudou, Baez, Maximo, and others of the K supporters.

    Macri is trying, but you want the status quo that led to default, 35% inflation, 27% and increasing poverty, and steady depletion of federal reserve$ of the past few years under CFK's incompetent leadership.

    May 13th, 2016 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Looks like Kirchnerismo failed in its attempt to have the lower house pass the
    Ñoqui Preservation Act, also known as the Can't Fire Dead Wood Law. I wonder how much having CFK and a bunch of other Kirchneristas indicted today will affect the future of that little project.

    May 13th, 2016 - 10:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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