August 21, 2014
Anti-government CTA confirms August general strike
Head of the anti-government splinter of the CTA workers’ central Pablo Micheli has confirmed the union will be launching a general strike in August in a new protest action that will be joined by the also anti-kirchnerite CGT's commanded by Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo.
“It was senseless (lo launch the strike) during the World Cup but the situation makes us go to a new strike again given the seriousness of the situation which does not tend to normalise,” Micheli said.
In statements to a radio station today, the CTA secretary general questioned the Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration for failing to settle the conflict in the auto sector. “There are more and more suspensions and dismissals, worsened because those who do not want to abandon their only income source are stopped by the military police watching over the factories to prevent workers from entering,” Micheli affirmed.
Besides the crisis in the auto sector, the union leader said the CTA will be marching again against income tax, “low salaries that fail to cover the family basket and pensioners that are worst everyday.”
“All this makes us a painting that takes us to reiterate the strike, called y the CGT and the CTA that will take place during Augusts’ first two weeks.”