Hundreds of Argentinians protest for rise in salary

10:22, March 24, 2010      

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Hundreds of Argentine workers demanding a rise in salary occupied Buenos Aires province's Department of Culture and Education building for six hours Tuesday.

The protesters, all members of the Association of State Workers, said they would stage a strike on April 7.

The workers also demanded authorities return the amount of money deducted from their salaries for participating in a strike in February.

Mario Oporto, director-general of the province's Educational and Cultural Affairs, said he wouldn't meet the workers as long as they continue their protests, which he called violent.

Gustavo Corradini, assistant director for the department, said the protesters would be taken to court to determine how much they should pay for the possible damage.

Source: Xinhua
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