Filmus: “Science and technology workers will gradually recover their salaries” | Bariloche Opinions
Wednesday 10 November 2021
On Wednesday, the country’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Daniel Filmus, paid a visit to the facilities of the Bariloche Atomic Center and the Balsero Institute. Tomorrow his tour will continue with a visit to the company INVAP of the state of Rio Negro:
“Bariloche, for us, is one of the most important science and technology centers in Argentina; it is advanced and generates enormous scientific and technological sovereignty for the country,” he said in an interview with the press.
During the press conference, the minister noted the recent approval of “two laws of great importance for the development of the country.” Allow us to have predictability: The Science and Technology Financing Act, which will make it possible to reach 1% of the sector’s GDP; achieving a more federalist view of resource distribution; On the other hand Knowledge Economy Law“.
consultation Bariloche OpinionsFilmus also referred to The status of the salaries of the workers of the atomic center It is other scientific and technological organizations in the city. “We are fully aware of this situation and have received the concern of the head of the CNEA, and we have referred it to the Ministry of Economy.”
“As it happens so far, Gradually we get back the salary we lost, which is close to 40 percent between 2015 and 2019; He noted that we have recovered part of that loss, but we are convinced that we will continue to create settlement processes that allow us to recover what we lost and move forward to achieve more.”
Filmus was accompanied by the head of the National Agency for the Promotion of Research, Technological Development and Innovation, Fernando Pierano, who also announced Incentive program worth 1 billion pesos for the development of projects related to energy conversionThe details of which will be published in the coming days.
Senator Sevina García Laraporo, CNEA President, Adriana Cristina Cerquez, participated in the tour with the Minister; Director of the Balseiro Institute, Mariano Cantero and candidate for national deputy, Anna Marx, among others.