May 23, 2013
'Government's arrogancy pushed us to call for a nat'l strike,' Moyano
The CGT Labour Confederation led by Hugo Moyano decided not to participate in the dissident CTA workers union march to Plaza de Mayo set for November 20 which is also part of a national strike protest,
Aftewr a deciding meeting between members of the union run by Moyano at the CGT's headquarters in Buenos Aires City, the teamster told reporters that they won't be taking on the streets during strike day "as the CGT does not consider it convenient."
Likewise, Moyano remarked that if both workers' umbrella unions called for a national strike it was "because the national government keeps its arrogant attitude not listening to anyone."
Furthermore, the unionist remembered the massive anti- government pot-banging protest held last Thursday and said: "Now is the turn of the workers to show their disagreement. But most of all, the strike will be a good time for the government to think over."
CGT's Deputy Secretary-General Guillermo Pereyra had said beforehand that the umbrella union faction was definitely participating in the strike led by CTA's Pablo Micheli, but not looking up for joining the protest march to Plaza de Mayo.
In a radio interview Pereyra explained that they aren't going to march because of the "risks involved, which can include infiltrators who might cause vandalize the march. That could bring risks to the organization and a high political cost for us to pay."
Yesterday, Micheli announced that he had organized a national strike and workers march with Moyano for next Tuesday.
The push behind the march for both workers unions centralizes around wage demands on the government.