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Teamsters leader Moyano predicts 'total adhesion' to national strike

General Workers' Confederation (CGT) Azopardo general secretary Hugo Moyano has predicted that a strike planned across Argentina for Thursday will enjoy a massive participation, including members of unions still allied with the national government.

The Teamsters chief spoke out against the CGT faction led by Antonio Caló today, stating that "his own people are going to join the measure" while predicting "total" adhesion for the national strike.

And he added that, alongside longstanding complaints from opposition unionists, increased security would be one of the principal issues behind the planned stoppage.

"Employees go out to work and they are robbed, some of them beaten up and killed. This will be added to the requests, such as [the rejection of] the work tax, against precarious labour conditions and an emergency pension increase," Moyano explained.

The new Independiente president also had strong words for Axel Kicillof, Economy minister in the President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration.

"If Kicillof is president material we are all in trouble," he fired.

As well as unions affiliated to the Azopardo CGT, members of Luis Barrionuevo's CGT Brasil and the opposition CTA, led by Pablo Micheli, are expected to strike on Thursday. Members of the UTA and Fraternidad unions, which cover workers in the public transit and train systems, have not confirmed whether they will join the industrial action.

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