May 22, 2013
Moyano’s CGT and CTA confirm march
The factions of the labour movements opposing the administration of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner confirmed that tomorrow at 3pm the two labour groups will march on the Labour Ministry.
CGT Secretary-General Hugo Moyano and Pablo Micheli, head of the anti-government CTA splinter, held a press conference yesterday to confirm the protest, mounted to reject capping wage increases from collective bargaining and to demand a higher income tax floor.
The joint demonstration comes after the CGT reported police repression in Lomas de Zamora amid a workers’ protest.
The two union leaders also expressed repudiation over the reports on Project X, an alleged government spying programme. Moyano and Micheli said they would meet again next week in order to discuss more industrial action and did not rule out the possibility of calling a general strike.
Moyano denied talking to the leaders of the pro-government faction of the CGT, headed by Antonio Caló, while Micheli stated that the other factions of the labour groups “decided to represent the government instead of workers.”
BA on strike, again
Buenos Aires province teachers began a new 48-hour strike yesterday and union sources reported the protest was joined by “almost all” members. Meanwhile, Buenos Aires provincial Labour Minister Oscar Cuartango said yesterday the provincial government “can’t improve the offer” made to teachers and admitted they may rule on compulsory conciliation “when politically expedient.”
Teachers rejected a 18.6 percent salary increase offered by the administration of Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli on Monday.
Herald with DyN, Telam