70,000 Govt Employees Will Be Fired In This Country: Nation In Turnmoil


Radhika Kajarekar

Radhika Kajarekar

Apr 06, 2024


President Javier Milei of Argentina intends to implement his libertarian strategy of shrinking the state by laying off 70,000 government employees.

70,000 Govt Employees Will Be Fired In This Country: Nation In Turnmoil

To reduce the bloated state, Milei has instituted a chainsaw-style strategy that includes canceling over 200,000 social welfare programs, halting public works projects, and reducing financing to local governments.

President of Argentina Javier Milei To Implement Libertarian Strategy

Regardless of the price, Milei plans to achieve a fiscal balance this year. Milei spoke for an hour at the IEFA Latam Forum in Buenos Aires, highlighting the effects of 276% annual inflation on salaries and pensions.

He described the state of affairs as a “lot of blender” and said there was “a lot more chainsaw” to come, emphasizing the necessity for further extreme action.

Though they represent a small portion of the 3.5 million public sector employees in Argentina, strong labor organizations are anticipated to oppose Milei’s employment reduction. Some government worker unions have already called for strikes in response to the revelation of job losses.

According to a government analysis, after Milei assumed office in December, employees in the private sector saw their biggest one-month wage reduction in at least three decades. In response to this, the head of the state workers union ATE moved quickly and declared a nationwide strike.

Surveys Reveal Argentines Become More Optimistic 

Milei noted surveys showing Argentines are becoming more optimistic about the future of the economy, despite possible resistance. According to a recent statistic, public trust in the administration has increased even with the implementation of austerity measures.

Although Milei’s plans have a high level of popularity, this support may be compromised by the job layoffs. Milei defended the decision to end social welfare programs by pointing out that it was intended to combat systemic corruption.

Milei’s emphasis on fiscal balance is indicative of his resolve to tackle Argentina’s economic difficulties.

Under Milei’s leadership, the anticipated job cuts would mark a substantial change in the government’s employment practices.

The shift toward austerity policies, which emphasize minimal government involvement, is consistent with Milei’s libertarian philosophy. Milei has demonstrated a bold and controversial leadership style by taking quick measures to transform the Argentine economy.

The news of job layoffs demonstrates Milei’s dedication to cutting back on spending and red tape. The impact of Milei’s policies on labor and social welfare in particular have caused controversy and divide in Argentine society.

Milei is confident that his policies will have a good impact on Argentina’s economic recovery, even in the face of obstacles and resistance.

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