October 21, 2014
Micheli says UTA 'flirting' with gov't, strike attendance will not be affected
Although the UTA transport union is not “expected” to join Thrusday’s strike, head of the anti-government splinter of the CTA central of workers Pablo Michelli considered attendance to the walkout will not be affected.
“I am under the impression that the UTA will not add (to the strike). They are flirting too much and when that happens they end up playing for the side of the government and not of workers',” Micheli said in statements to media this morning.
“But even if they decide not to strike, transport will be halted the same; they might take away at the most 2 percent of the attendance,” the union leader affirmed.
The anti-Kirchnerite umbrellas of both the CGT labour confederation run by Hugo Moyano and the Micheli-led CTA will be launching a nationwide walkout that will affect truck activities and train services among other key sectors.
Meanwhile, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich today rejected versions that alluded to a government approach with UTA leaders to stop the union joining Thursday’s protest action.
“With UTA we have had several meetings as well as with the union’s workers because we follow a sector-by-sector evolution,” Capitanich said in his daily brief to the press at the government house.
“However, the decision to adhere or not to adhere has to do with unions’ autonomy.”