May 26, 2013
CFK meets with CGT leaders to discuss salary hike demands
After meeting in the Government House with CGT leader Hugo Moyano and other high-ranking unionists who demand salary hikes, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged them to do so “calmly” so they can continue to work together into expanding the political project started in 2003, which “will set the basis for the next 25 years of the country.”
After meeting with the President for two hours, unionists Omar Plaini and Juan Carlos Schmid were seen leaving the Government House.
“We told the President which were the pending issues, such as development levels and other tributary matters,” Schmid said, adding that their entire conversation revolved around “how to set the basis for the next 25 years in the country.”
Sources indicated that, regarding salary hikes, the President indeed asked the unionists for calm.
Economy and Labour ministers Amado Boudou and Carlos Tomada were also present in the meeting.