Workers of the Working Union of Maestranza (SOM) demanded improvements laborarles and an increase salarial of the 28,5 percent with an unusual protest in the peatonal Florida, in Buenos Aires downtown.

Armed with brooms and dusters, demonstrators swept and cleaned the street patrols and then head to the headquarters of the Ministry of Labour, on the AvenidaLeandro N. Alem 600, where the protest continued.

Workers sent a petition to the president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and theArchbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, asking them to intercede to"the agreement is approved improvement. "

The owner of SOM, Oscar Rojas, said that "the union, true to its history, does not break glass, not cut streets and no frost, only knows protest working. "

He stressed that the work of petty employees "are critical in many places, but an essential in hospitals and clinics, where they complete their work" as manyworkers, who are the absolute guarantee of hygiene in the buildings where theyoffer both public and private health. "

For this reason, said "there is no reason to delay the signature work of an agreement that has a consensus between employers and workers. "