June 19, 2013
'It’s ridiculous to label the Border Guard protest a Coup d'Etat'
The secretary-general of the Azopardo CGT umbrella union Hugo Moyano, assured today that “it is ridiculous” to label the protest over Border and Coast Guard wages a Coup d’Etat today in a morning radio interview.
“The greatest creator of this situation is the government itself,” the union boss said, furthering that “people want to live in a democracy, but in a real democracy, not in the kind of democracy that only gives authority to those who have responsibility to govern.”
Furthermore, the head of the CGT umbrella trade union in opposition to the government said today that President Fernández de Kirchner’s administration had placed Antonio Caló, the new head of the pro-government faction of the CGT, under “strict obedience.”
“Those are the tasks he has been given,” Moyano explained today in a radio interview.
“He must remain under strict obedience. Some are willing to accept that kind of thing, while others aren’t.”
The remarks were made today following the ceremony held yesterday afternoon, installing metal workers union leader Caló as the secretary-general of the pro-government faction of the CGT.
The congress swearing Caló into his new role took place yesterday at Obras Sanitarias Stadium.