May 21, 2013
‘Gov’t officials fight to see who’s CFK’s biggest bootlicker,’ Moyano
The head of the anti-government CGT umbrella Labour Confederation, Hugo Moyano, came on stage today to strongly criticize the government but mainly Labour Minister Carlos Tomada, with whom he had crossed fire yesterday.
Thus, during a radio interview, the unionist said that Tomada “lives in a smelly cloud", and remarked that “there is a struggle among government officials to see who is the President’s biggest bootlicker."
Yesterday, Moyano led a protest in front of the national government’s Labour Ministry offices in order to pressure the government to force logistics workers at Maxiconsumo wholesalers to change affiliations from the commerce labour union to his teamsters union.
Today, Moyano continued his bashing and added that “Tomada doesn’t even not know where he stands, he approved the agreement with logistics companies, and published in the Official Gazette and now he retracts. How can you believe this guy?"
During yesterday’s protest in front of the ministry, the CGT labour union boss threatened to prosecute Tomada for not fulfilling his duties as a public official.
Likewise, Moyano strongly denounced President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Tomada, accusing the president of “backstabbing” the workers and Tomada of being the “worst labour minister in history.”
“The government is annoyed with me, they hate me, but they also fear me a little”, Moyano pronounced.
He went on to remark that the government wanted to put him in jail, but he “didn’t care”. Moyano also slammed the government for “cosying up to businessmen” because they wanted to moderate their wage hike demands.
The Labour Minister said today to Vorterix FM radio, that the union leader acts by “personal ambition, plus he’s not even accompanied by the workers."
Furthermore, Tomada indicated that Moyano “wants to cause fractures and generate clashes with the only purpose of taking his personal ambitions above the interests of workers. Yet, he is not even joined by workers. The Maxiconsumo workers are not following him in this conflict.”