October 21, 2014
Gov't insists Moyano-Barrionuevo walkout 'promoted' by Massa
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has renewed the government’s position that the April 10 walkout announced by anti-Kirchnerite trade unionists Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo is being “promoted” by Sergio Massa’s Renewal Front. Capitanich assured the federal administration will “guarantee essential public services” the day of the strike.
“There is a clear coordination between the Renewal Front’s political platform and the mainstays of the strike,” the head of ministers stated this morning while addressing rerpoters at the government house.
Capitanich ratified the comments he had made on Tuesday when he accussed the heads of the anti-government splinters of the CGT Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo of fueling a “political” strike that seeks to “drive” their candidate ahead of the 2015 presidential run. That opposition candidate, according to Capitanich, is Sergio Massa, leader of the Renewal Front coalition, who beat Kirchnerism on October’s legislative elections. Massa was also the cabinet chief during President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s first administration.
“The Renewal Front is tied to concentrated economic and media groups, which are the ones fueling the increase in prices. What they should do is having their businessmen dropping prices,” the official insisted.
In the meantime, minister Capitanich assured the federal government “will guarantee” essential public services on April 10. “The appropriate law will be applied regarding the control mechanisms and services considered essential,” he explained.