May 19, 2013
'CFK wants to be CGT's secretary general,' Barrionuevo
Restaurant workers union leader Luis Barrionuevo assured that President Cristina Fernández de Kircchner "seeks to bend the CGT's will" and accused Economy vice-minister Axel Kicillof of promoting intervention in unions.
Barrionuevo, who heads Blue and White CGT and has been distanced from Hugo Moyano for some years, said President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner wants “a divided and passive CGT.”
“She wants to represent us all,” assured Barrionuevo and said the Head of State’s unity hopes are a lie.
“Kiciloff, we know from credible sources, suggested the President to intervene the CGT” Barrionuevo, who took part in some anti-Moyano faction meetings, assured.
Regarding the central umbrella union, which split following Moyano’s reelection as secretary general, Barrionuevo said the Government analyzed two different options to act upon.
“This must be known. Moyano’s term was coming to an end and there were two alternatives: an intervention or what actually happened, which is the most democratic. That within a division, a majority keeps power.”