September 1, 2014
CGT's Caló offers to resign to help "the unity of labour movement"
The Secretary-general of the UOM and leader of the government-allied CGT umbrella union Antonio Caló said he is willing to resign if it helps “the unity of labour movement” if CGT Azopardo leaders Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo do the same and “get off their high horses”.
“I am willing to handle my resignation to the labour movement,” the head of pro government CGT said to America Radio. “But we have to ask the other comrades whether they are willing to handle their resignations as well,” he added. “Only then we will be able to talk”.
“No one wants to get off the high horse,” Caló said and he referred to Moyano’s and Barrionuevo’s criticism of his support to the government and said it weakens the chances of a reunited CGT. “Do you think that I can feel like sitting down and talking about unity like this?,” he asked.
In turn, the leader of the General Workers' Confederation Azopardo faction, Hugo Moyano, said CGT will become one again when the leaders from Calo’s union “realize they have no future” standing by the government.
“Some Bellows are beggining to realice that they cannot stay submissive, taking orders from the Executive. Something is going on. When this is over and they realice they have no future standing by the government officials, then we will priorize unity,” Moyano said.