The director of Argentina's public radio quit Thursday because of a disagreement with the national government's decision to prohibit collective wage bargaining.
Ana Gerschenson will leave her role as the director of Radio Nacional, she confirmed in a letter to Federal Media Systems boss Hernán Lombardi.
"With a bitter taste about what was unable to be achieved, I express my desire to step to the side from the radio. I cannot accompany the decision to not authorise collective wage bargaining in a year as difficult as this one", she wrote.
The station's workers walked off the job Friday to protest the national broadcast authority Radio y Televisión Argentina (RTA)'s refusal to offer "a concrete salary proposal that puts an end to its unfortunate 'no wage bargaining' position", workers said in a joint statement.
Argentina's public media are currently in a constant state of conflict with the national government over layoffs, wage stagnation and what workers perceive as authorities' disinterest in supporting public journalism.