Argentina: Deputies from the Frente de Todos (FdT) will present on Tuesday a project to expand the social security system and establish a Universal Basic Salary (SBU) to guarantee the social protection of all workers and “give a response to the new Argentine labor reality in the post-pandemic”.
The text proposes to establish a Universal Basic Salary “as a non-contributory monthly monetary benefit of national scope for low-income workers.”
According to the initiative, the SBU “will be granted to people who are unemployed; work in the informal economy; are registered in category ‘A’ of the Simplified Regime for Small Taxpayers or are registered in the Inclusion Regime Social and Promotion of Independent Work”.
“There are millions of people who work, without having a formal job, who do not have guaranteed the most basic conditions of life. This phenomenon does not happen only in Argentina, it is worldwide, and is a consequence of the transformations in the world of work and the growing concentration of wealth,” said Hagman, a leader of the Great Fatherland Front led by Juan Grabois.