An agreement between the Economy Ministry and transport union Camioneros sparked controversy after the Union took part in the auditing of Fair Prices, the government’s commercial agreement underpinning current price caps. Last November, the “Precios Justos” (Fair Prices) program froze the value of 1,907 products and set a maximum monthly price rise of 4% for 30,000 other items until February 28, 2023. Fuels were later added to the program and are subject to the 4% price increase limit. To ensure the agreements are complied with, Interior Commerce Secretary Matías Tombolini announced that he had reached a deal with the truckers’ union, Camioneros, to help verify that products under the program were stocked in supermarkets. Lately, the organization has also built ties with unions close to Kirchnerism, such as bank workers, with whom they converge in the Worker’s Corriente Federal within the Central Workers’ Union (CGT).
Source: Bueno Aires Herald January 17, 2023 08:34 UTC