March 11, 2014
Moyano 'confused' by CFK-Castro gathering
For anti-government union leader Hugo Moyano, the attendance of Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and the meeting between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Havana, Cuba with leader Fidel Castro are sending a “confusing” message. According to the Secretary General of the CGT labour confederation, some politicians are playing double-standard roles.
“One is surprised because there has been a meeting in Davos, where many presidents and world important men were and it comes that the Mayor (Macri) went to Davos and the President (Kirchner) went to see Fidel (Castro). That is confusing,” Moyano said in statements to a local radio station. Ms. Kirchner arrived in Havana, Cuba on Saturday to attend the meeting of the regional block CELAC that will be officially kicked off today.
“Some play the left-wing game when they are conservatives and were functional to the (military) dictatorship,” the anti-Kirchnerite union leader affirmed targeting Social Development Minister and the president’s sister in law Alicia Kirchner as he accused her of carrying out official duties during Argentina’s bloody civil-military dictatorship during the ‘70s.
Moyano considered the head of state is failing to find solutions to people’s demands due to her “arrogance” and warned the upcoming collective bargaining negotiations will have a 28-30 percent floor following the peso’s “devaluation” and its impact on the rise of goods and serves.
“It is necessary that the President gives explanations,” the also head of the teamsters union insisted, criticizing Ms. Kirchner’s speech last week when she came back to public stage after a 40-day period of absence.