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  • 07/10/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano 'on alert', rules out further strike action

    The Azopardo faction of the General Workers' Confederation (CGT) led by Hugo Moyano has resolved to stay "on alert", but ruled out further industrial action or protests for the immediate future.

  • 16/10/2014 | Argentina

    'Next gov’t will need full support; it will have to make tough adjustments'

    CGT opposition splinter leader Hugo Moyano has anticipated his union confederation will support the next government, no matter what political sign it has, as it will need a strong consensus in order to make “tough adjustments” in the country.

  • 11/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Argentina heading towards December chaos'

    Argentina is heading towards social outbreak due to soaring inflation, head of the anti-government CGT Azul y Blanca labour confederation Luis Barrionuevo said in statements that have already sparked controversy.

  • 12/09/2014 | Argentina

    After December chaos comments, Barrionuevo now talks about Argentina 'flying through the air'

    Anti-government CGT Azul y Blanca leader Luis Barrionuevo has doubled down the bet saying Argentina is actually about to “fly through the air” a day after he warned the country was heading towards December chaos "outbreak."

  • 18/09/2014 | Argentina

    Barrionuevo denies inciting looting after 'explosion' claims

    Opposition trade union chief Luis Barrionuevo has denied any wrongdoing in connection with his assertions that December would see an explosion in Argentina, as he gave evidence in front of the Mar del Plata Federal Prosecutor.

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    CGT's Moyano praises strike 'success'

    The anti-government splinters of CGT and CTA trade unions described the strike as “a success.” In sharp contrast with government numbers, Dissident CGT head Hugo Moyano said that over 80% of workers joined the walkout today.

  • 01/09/2014 | Argentina

    CTA's Yasky says will demand 35% minimum wage hike in today's meeting

    Before the meeting of the Minimum Wage Council scheduled for today, Hugo Yasky, the head of pro-government CTA splinter group, said they would demand a 35 percent minimum wage hike and warned the job market is eyeing “warning lights” due to increased suspensions and firings.

  • 01/09/2014 | Argentina

    Minimum wage increased 31% to 4,760 pesos

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has revealed that the Minimum Wage Council unanimously decided to raise the base salary by 31 percent for 2014, which means that workers currently earning that wage will see their incomes pass from 3,600 pesos to 4,716.

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    Anti-government unions held general strike

    The 24-hour strike called by the anti-government splinters of the CGT commanded one by Hugo Moyano, the other by Luis Barrionuevo along with CTA union headed by Pablo Miceli and leftist groups was held Thursday with pickets and road blocks across Buenos Aires City.

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't bashes picket protesters for 'supporting those who earn most'

    Amid a 36-hour protest by anti-government CTA labour union lead by Pablo Micheli and left-wing groups and as the national 24-hour strike called by anti-government CGT Union unfolds, cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich criticized MST and Labour Party leftist groups for “supporting those who earn most.”

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    For Piumato, it is 'clear' people did not go to work

    Human Rights Secretary of the anti-government CGT labour confederation Julio Piumato considered attendance to Thursday’s walkout was “forceful” adding that there was no “obstacle” for people going to work. “Buses are empty,” Piumato said.

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't on Thursday's strike: ‘Pickets are a sign of weakness’

    Ahead of the national strike called by anti-government splinters of the CGT and CTA labour groups, the cabinet chief said the walkout is “political” and that unions end up playing vulture funds' game.

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano predicts 'many' bus drivers will join walkout, warns against violence

    Although the UTA transport union said it will not be joining Thursday’s general strike, the head of the anti-government splinter of the CGT labour confederation considered some bus drivers might be walking off their jobs tomorrow.

  • 27/08/2014 | Argentina

    Caló’s UOM rejects strike despite ‘partial agreement with demands’

    The Metallurgical Workers' Union (UOM), lead by head of the government-allied CGT umbrella union Antonio Caló, surprisingly issued a press release informing it will not join tomorrow’s anti-government strike in spite of “partial agreement with demands.”

  • 25/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich bashes opposition unions, lawmakers for being 'vulture funds' advocates'

    Ahead of a transport strike announced for Thursday by anti-government CGT splinter, and as the Congresss gets ready to tackle a set of economic measures submitted by the Executive, the chief of ministers bashed opposition unions and lawmakers saying they are “advocates and instruments of the vulture funds.”

  • 26/08/2014 | Argentina

    Gov’t denies interference in UTA, scolds opposition unions

    Ahead of the national strike called by the anti-government splinter of CGT and CTA umbrella unions for Thursday, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich denied any official interference in UTA Transport Union -which is yet to determine whether it joins the walk-out- and scolded opposition unions.

  • 26/08/2014 | Argentina

    UTA decides not to join Thursday’s strike

    The head of UTA Roberto Fernández has announced the transport union will not join Thursday’s strike and affirmed bus services will function as usual.

  • 23/07/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'If you disagree with the gov't, you become an enemy'

    Head of the anti-government splinter of the CGT labour confederation Hugo Moyano talks with “most candidates” seeking to battle for the presidential seat in 2015 but not that much with figures of the ruling Victory Front party, he said.

  • 21/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Dissident CGT 'does not represent majority of workers'

    Following the announcement by the dissident CGT umbrella union of a 24-hour strike for August 28, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the anti-government CGT splinters led by Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo “does not represent the majority of workers or unions.”

  • 24/08/2014 | Argentina

    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.

  • 18/07/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich confirms meeting with CGT's Caló

    Following concerns about Argentina's economy voiced by the head of the pro-government CGT labour confederation, the head of ministers confirmed a meeting with Antonio Caló for Monday.

  • 22/07/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: ‘Income tax claims are political’

    After meeting with the head of the pro-government CGT labour union Antonio Caló, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said the claims to raise the income tax exemption ceiling are political. He said the number of workers affected by the tax has not increased.

  • 22/07/2014 | Argentina

    UPCN considers 'direct action measures' if no response in income tax demands

    Workers will go for a “direct action measure” if the government fails to meet unions’ demands for a change in the income tax scheme, Secretary General of the Union of Civil Personnel of the Nation (UPCN) Andrés Rodríguez has warned.

  • 24/06/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano 'talking to all' 2015 presidential candidates

    Head of the anti-government splinter of the CGT labour confederation Hugo Moyano said he was still keeping distance from candidates ahead of the 2015 presidential run but warned he “talks with all.”

  • 15/07/2014 | Argentina

    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.

  • 17/07/2014 | Argentina

    Caló asks for meeting with CFK over economic 'complications'

    The head of the pro-government CGT labour confederation splinter Antonio Caló expressed his concerns about the country’s economic situation and called for a meeting with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to discuss a “complete agenda”.

  • 13/05/2014 | Argentina

    CGT's Caló offers to resign to help "the unity of labour movement"

    The Secretary-general of the UOM and leader of the government-allied CGT umbrella union Antonio Caló said he is willing to resign if it helps “the unity of labour movement” if CGT Azopardo leaders Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo do the same and “get off their high horses”.

  • 27/05/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano accuses gov't of 'pressuring companies to block wage hikes'

    “We will demand what the inflation has taken away from salaries’ purchasing power,” the Secretary General of the Teamsters Union warned ahead of the beginning of wage negotiations for the sector.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano's anti-gov't CGT, Barrionuevo protest over pensions

    Anti-government faction of the CGT led by Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo were expected to lead a protest this afternoon to demand an increase in pensions as well as the collection of pensioners' lawsuits against the government.

  • 13/04/2014 | Argentina

    An easy way out

    By James Neilson
    Like gamblers who lose time and time again, Argentine voters cling to the belief that, sooner or later, some charismatic genius will come up with a system that will enable all of them to hit the jackpot.

  • 04/05/2014 | Argentina

    Don’t cross when the light is amber

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    May Day was celebrated in striking fashion here — two marches by the left, both calling for unity but from different squares. Meanwhile the right found its voice via the teamster Pablo Moyano.

  • 08/05/2014 | Argentina

    CGT's Caló: 'Jobs secured until June'

    The head of the pro-government CGT labour confederation splinter Antonio Caló has asserted that workers “have their jobs secured until June,” after automobile companies announced suspensions.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    CGT's Plaini: 'Gov't denies reality'

    "Today, the streets of Buenos Aires City look like a Sunday," CGT Press Secretary and MP Omar Plaini said as he responded to criticism by Kirchnerites that the CGT-CTA walkout was “political.” “They are denying reality,” Plaini warned.

  • 11/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich warns 'corporate lockout' not a strike

    A day after the general strike launched by anti-government unions, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said it was “difficult to evaluate the impacts” of a protest action that rather than a walkout was a “corporate lockout.”

  • 11/04/2014 | Argentina

    Strike had 'empty slogans,' CTA's Yasky says

    The Secretary General of the pro-government splinter of the CTA Hugo Yasky has questioned union leaders who yesterday launched a walkout against the Kirchnerite administration. An opposition “mélange,” Yasky considered.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    'We are not candidates and support no candidacy,' Barrionuevo

    One of the CGT union leaders calling for today’s walkout Luis Barrionuevo has rejected government accusations that the strike was “political.” “None of us is a candidate,” he said.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    Strike turnout: 'More than 1 million workers'

    More than 1 million workers today joined a general strike launched by anti-government unions "paralyzing" activities across the country, the CGT labour confederation leader Juan Carlos Schmidt has confirmed.

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't questions transport strike, pickets

    Transport workers' walkout and pickets hamper the "legitimate right to strike," the head of ministers has warned ahead of the protest action called by the anti-government splinters of the CGT for tomorrow.

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano: General strike will be 'massive'

    The heads of the anti-government labour unions have ratified tomorrow’s general strike, a walkout that will be “massive” and a have “high” turnout.

  • 20/02/2014 | Argentina

    'If gov't sets a maximum wage, collective bargaining is over,' Moyano

    The head of the anti-government CGT labour confederation has added some fuel to the fire warning that if the Kirchnerite administration sets a salary ceiling, collective bargaining negotiations should be considered “over.”

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: Moyano-Barrionuevo walkout 'political'

    The strike called by anti-government trade unionists Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo is political and aims at supporting an opposition candidate, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has affirmed.

  • 06/04/2014 | Argentina

    Barrionuevo threatens 36, 48-hour strikes

    The leader of the CGT 'Blue and White' umbrella union, Luis Barrionuevo, has declared that an upcoming strike planned for April 10 will be a success. The gastronomic union boss also warned that if workers' demands were not heeded by the government, action could be prolonged for up to two days.

  • 29/01/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano says government 'absent' amid 'inflation, employment crisis'

    The head of the anti-government CGT labour confederation Hugo Moyano has ramped up his criticism of the Kirchnerite administration questioning what he considered a “tremendous government absence” facing an “employment and inflation” crisis.

  • 06/02/2014 | Argentina

    CFK meets with Kicillof, Capitanich at Olivos

    President Cristina Fernández de Krichner today held two different meetings at Olivos residence with Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof and the Presidency’s Secretary-General Oscar Parrilli.

  • 11/02/2014 | Argentina

    Collective bargaining process remains 'unchanged,' Capitanich

    Collective bargaining talks will take place under “unalterable conditions” with the government having no reason to “modify the negotiating strategy,” the cabinet chief has said hours ahead of the meeting President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be holding with the head of the government-aligned splinter of the CGT Labour Confederation Antonio Caló.

  • 18/10/2013 | Argentina

    Ratazzi finds CFK no re-reelection 'positive;' Caló calls for 'responsibility'

    Leaders of the business sector find “positive” that possibilities of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s re-reelection were fading, FIAT Argentina CEO Cristiano Ratazzi said. CGT head Antonio Caló hit back: Ratazzi's comments make him "feel sorry."

  • 19/01/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano untroubled by Massa, Scioli absences

    Teamsters leader Hugo Moyano has assured that the absences of Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli and national lawmaker Sergio Massa will not affect a landmark meeting with Luis Barrionuevo, as the union heavyweights prepare for talks.

  • 20/01/2014 | Argentina

    Barrionuevo: 'If they don’t have the balls to show up, better not come'

    Luis Barrionuevo, head of the “Azul y Blanca” Workers Central slammed the absences of political leaders and possible presidential candidates to an official meeting in Mar del Plata.

  • 14/07/2013 | Argentina

    On railways and derailments

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    The role of Argentine unions is becoming increasingly questionable at times. And that doesn’t necessarily happen, as it did this week, because Mr. Hugo Moyano mobilizes truck drivers.

  • 15/08/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano doubts sincerity of CFK's call for dialogue

    Teamsters union head Hugo Moyano doubts that he and his allies will be called to participate in the rounds of dialogue promised by president Cristina Kirchner, following a disappointing performance by the Victory Front in the primary elections.

  • 09/09/2013 | Argentina

    Union leader Oscar Lescano dies

    Head of the power workers union Oscar Lescano died this morning at the age of 80, after fighting a disease.

  • 08/07/2013 | Argentina

    BA City waste piles up as Moyano's truck drivers kick off strike

    Hugo Moyano’s walkout is already showing its first impacts: Buenos Aires City woke up covered in rubbish although the local administration had called on neighbors not to take their garbage out till trash collection activities resume.

  • 08/07/2013 | Argentina

    'Take complaints to CFK, not to workers,' Moyano

    It is not workers that should be blamed for today’s walkout but President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, truck drivers’ union leader Hugo Morayo said as he defended a 24-hour strike involving also a demonstration at the Plaza de Mayo square.

  • 15/05/2013 | Argentina

    CFK announces agreements with workers' unions

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with the leaders of workers unions in the Government House to announce “important agreements” after intensive negotiations.

  • 05/07/2013 | Argentina

    'We don't stand having our salaries stolen,' Moyano warns CFK, confirms strike

    Moyano’s anti-income tax claims have ended in a 24-hour walkout starting on Monday 8 and involving all freight transport activities. “The President says she won’t stand extortions; we say we won’t stand having our salaries stolen by the government,” the head of the anti-Kirchnerite splinter of the CGT confirmed.

  • 06/07/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'Monday's strike is against CFK'

    Truck drivers’ union leader Hugo Moyano affirmed that Monday’s strike “is not against workers” but “against President” Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 01/05/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'Everyday, Gov't takes something away from workers'

    CGT leader Hugo Moyano challenged the Government to raise the income tax ceiling arguing that "it's the reason why millions of workers are not getting their bonus.” He stressed that the Government “calls itself Peronist, but has very few things in common with peronism” because “everyday it takes something away from workers.”

  • 09/05/2013 | Argentina

    CTA's Pablo Micheli postpones national strike

    The head of the anti-government CTA splinter Pablo Micheli announced the national strike, initially planned for upcoming Wednesday, to be held on May, 29. The decision was made at CTA National Congress after discussing logistical implications of the event.

  • 15/05/2013 | Argentina

    Caló's CGT celebrates 'hard' salary negotiations

    The head of pro-government CGT umbrella labour union Antonio Caló celebrated a 24 percent salary raise after “hard negotiations” with the Government. He added GCT manages “18 industrial workers’ unions in Argentina who produce and generate the biggest value.”

  • 13/03/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'Everybody lives with fear'

    Head of the CGT Labour Confederation Hugo Moyano has ratified his anti-government position and stated that “everybody lives with fear” in Argentina and that “society is on the brink of panic.”

  • 14/03/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano, Micheli rally to demand "free salary negotiations"

    BA city downtown has become the center of an anti-government protest called by Hugo Moyano’s CGT and the CTA splinter led by Pablo Micheli.

  • 22/04/2013 | Argentina

    Dissident CGT to go on 72-hour strike to protest judicial reform plans

    The leader of the judicial workers’ union, Julio Piumato, announced that they will go on a 72-hour strike next week in order to protest the judicial reform plans led by the Government.

  • 03/02/2013 | Argentina

    CGT: 'Gov't leaving us no choice' but to approach Moyano

    The head of the power workers’ union Oscar Lescano, who represents the official CGT umbrella union, assured that his organization and the dissident CGT, led by Hugo Moyano “are getting closer to each other”, assuring that the Government “is leaving us no choice” as they keep making decisions “without asking for their opinion.”

  • 14/02/2013 | Argentina

    Pro-government CGT warns of 'economic stagnation'

    The head of pro-government CGT umbrella labour union Antonio Caló warned that the economy has stagnated and insisted that price controls implemented by the government "are usless if they are not maintained over time."

  • 14/02/2013 | Argentina

    Dissident CGT, CTA to march jointly on March 14

    Dissident Central Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano announced that Argentine Workers Central will take part in a rally along with the CGT to the Labour Ministry in March.

  • 14/01/2013 | Argentina

    CGT leaders meet with Tomada, call for changes in income tax floor

    The official CGT leaders, led by Antonio Caló, met with Labour Minister Carlos Tomada at the Ministry headquarters to discuss changes in the income tax floor and wage talks.

  • 29/01/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano's CGT says income tax floor rise 'not sufficient'

    Members of the CGT Labour Confederation led by Hugo Moyano came on stage to make clear that yesterday’s income tax floor 20% rise announced by President Cristina Fernández “is not enough unless she really thinks we live in Wonder Land.”

  • 30/01/2013 | Argentina

    CGT, CTA warn of new protests in March

    The head of the CTA umbrella union, Pablo Micheli, and the secretary general of the court workers union, Julio Piumato, agreed that the recent raise in the income tax floor is “not enough” and announced a joint street protest for March.

  • 17/12/2012 | Argentina

    Dissident CGT, CTA call for anti-gov't march on Wednesday

    CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano, and CTA umbrella union leader Pablo Micheli announced today a downtown march against the national government on Wednesday.

  • 21/12/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano denies links to looting attacks

    The head of the anti-government body of the CGT labour confederation Hugo Moyano, rejected links made by government officials to the organization of various looting attacks on supermarkets across the country.

  • 24/12/2012 | Argentina

    Pignanelli assures nationwide looting was 'orchestrated'

    The head of Smata, Ricardo Pignanelli, today assured last week's nationwide looting was "orchestrated", although he warned "evidence must be found" to accuse any sector for these events.

  • 27/11/2012 | Argentina

    CGT's Caló leads Vandor vindication

    Pro-government CGT union leader Antonio Caló led today a vindication ceremony of former Metallurgic Workers’ Union boss Augusto Vandor following the statements made by Victory Front Senator Aníbal Fernández, who compared anti-government CGT leader Hugo Moyano to Vandor.

  • 04/12/2012 | Argentina

    Dissident CGT, CTA to hold march on Dec 19

    Hugo Moyano's CGT and CTA's Pablo Micheli announced they are going to hold a march to Plaza de Mayo square on December 19 to renew their claims to the government.

  • 10/12/2012 | Argentina

    Moreno meets UIA, CGT's Caló to discuss 2013 wage talks

    Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno met this morning with the head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) José De Mendiguren, and CGT Balcarce boss Antonio Caló to discuss the 2013 collective bargaining talks.

  • 21/11/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't pairs Moyano with 70s 'traitor' assasinated unionist

    Senator Aníbal Fernández aimed all cannons against CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano after yesterday’s massive national strike and accused the teamster of being “a traitor” and a “tell-tale” of the Rural Society and Clarín's Media group CEO.

  • 21/11/2012 | Argentina

    Governors label strike 'extortionate,' 'highly political'

    Kirchnerite governors from across the country spoke out on the strike organized yesterday by the dissident branch of the CGT labour confederation and the CTA workers union.

  • 21/11/2012 | Argentina

    'Fernández shows how nervous the gov't is,' Moyano replies

    CGT boss Hugo Moyano came on stage to reply to Senator Aníbal Fernández, who accused him of being a traitor just like a unionist boss murdered in 1969 after suffering same accusation.

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    Massive picketing isolates City

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    Union leaders say strike was 'highly successful'

    While main pickets that were affecting accesses to the City were lifted, the CTA union chief Pablo Micheli assured today's national strike was "a success."

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    'Gov't should pay attention to the silence on the streets,' Moyano

    Dissident CGT leader Hugo Moyano assured that the support that the national strike received was “much stronger than we expected” and urged President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to listen to “pay attention to the silence on the streets."

  • 18/11/2012 | Argentina

    City gov't warns waste collection affected by strike

    The Buenos Aires City government warned that the general strike summoned for Tuesday by the CGT and CTA union groupings “will affect the waste collection service during 48 hours,” and called on residents to refrain from taking out the rubbish tomorrow and on Tuesday.

  • 01/11/2012 | Argentina

    Unionists protest against changes in health care scheme

    The White and Blue CGT, led by Luis Barrionuevo staged a protest in downtown Buenos Aires, supported by fellow unionists Pablo Moyano, leader of the truck drivers union, to reject resolution 1200, which affects services provided by union run health care companies.

  • 12/11/2012 | Argentina

    Micheli confirms CGT-CTA strike

    The head of the dissident CGT, Hugo Moyano, and his counterpart at the dissident CTA, Pablo Micheli, agreed to hold a national strike and a march on November 20.

  • 14/11/2012 | Argentina

    Dissident CGT, CTA ratify strike despite CFK's announcement

    The dissident CGT led by Hugo Moyano and the faction of the Argentine Workers’ Union (CTA) led by Pablo Micheli ratified the national strike they will hold next Tuesday November 20th, despite President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s announcement that the income tax floor will be increased in 2013.

  • 25/10/2012 | Argentina

    CGT leaders meet with Cabinet Chief, insist on income tax floor hike

    The leaders of the pro-Government CGT labour umbrella union met today with Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina and once again claimed for a hike of the income tax floor.

  • 30/10/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't rejects CGT elections, Moyano prepares national strike

    Hugo Moyano revealed he received an official notification from the Labour Ministry reporting that it annulled the CGT elections which reelected him a secretary general of the labour confederation. He is preparing a national strike for November to protest against the measure.


  • 31/10/2012 | Argentina

    Caló's CGT: Labour Ministry 'recognizes election's legitimacy'

    Members of the anti-Moyano CGT Labour Confederation faction highlighted that the Labour Ministry recognizes Antonio Caló's election as "legitimate and authentic."

  • 22/10/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano dismisses claims of 2015 political alliance with Macri

    Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri and the head of the anti-government sector of the CGT umbrella labour union Hugo Moyano showed a united front at a meeting hosted by the UATRE farm hands union today, dismissing claims that they might form a political alliance ahead of the 2015 election.

  • 24/10/2012 | Argentina

    CTA-CGT tension mounts after Moyano's approach to Macri

    The Head of the CTA dissident umbrella union Pablo Micheli came on stage to suggest that CGT labour confederation secretary-general Hugo Moyano is making a "huge mistake" if a political alliance with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri were established.

  • 24/10/2012 | Argentina

    CTA-CGT march against Labour risks law

    The factions of the CGT and CTA labour unions that oppose the Kirchnerite administration protested against the labour risks law (ART). 

  • 03/10/2012 | Argentina

    Caló appointed secretary-general of pro-Government CGT

    Metal union workers leader Antonio Caló was officially appointed as the secretary- eneral of the anti-Moyano CGT umbrella labour confederation, and assured he will assume the responsibility of defending the Government’s model.

  • 04/10/2012 | Argentina

    '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.

  • 20/10/2012 | Argentina

    CGT hands Gov't forty day deadline to hike income tax floor

    Oscar Lescano, secretary-general of the energy workers union, gave the Government a 40 day deadline to give an answer to the raise of the income tax floor. He assured he supports Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration but does not completely support all of her decisions.

  • 25/09/2012 | Argentina

    Cavalieri: 'A new CGT will be born on Oct. 3'

    Retail Store Workers Federation boss Armando Cavalieri came on stage today to state that the October’s CGT Election Day will mark the end of an era for the umbrella union.

  • 30/09/2012 | Argentina

    Gov’t blames Moyano for CGT divisions

    While final details of what will be a pro-government dissident Labour Confederation, whose election will be held on Wednesday, Labour Minister Carlos Tomada considered "regrettable" the division of the union umbrella leadership and blamed it to CGT boss Hugo Moyano.

  • 02/10/2012 | Argentina

    Anti-Moyano faction confirms Caló as head of new CGT

    The head of the Metal workers' union, Antonio Caló, will be the secretary-general of the new CGT labour confederation, with ties with the Government House.

  • 18/09/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters' union to march along Micheli's CTA

    The head of the CGT Labour Confederation, Hugo Moyano, announced that the teamsters' union will accompany Pablo Micheli's CTA in the demonstration against the government to be held in October.

  • 24/09/2012 | Argentina

    Buzzi's FAA to join CGT-CTA October anti-gov’t protest

    The head of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA in Spanish), Eduardo Buzzi, confirmed that the entity he rules will join CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano, and dissident CTA union umbrella’s leader Pablo Michelli in the October 11 protest against the national government.

  • 24/09/2012 | Argentina

    CTA, Teamsters' Union march, strike to be held on October 10

    The march to Plaza de Mayo square organized by Pablo Micheli's CTA and Hugo Moyano's Teamsters' union that was scheduled for October 11 will be held the previous day after the head of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo foundation Hebe de Bonafini's request.

  • 06/09/2012 | Argentina

    'Only two or three unions will support Moyano, ' Aníbal Fernández

    Victory Front Senator Aníbal Fernández assured that only two or three unions will continue to support Hugo Moyano after the dissident CGT-backed by the national government votes for its Secretary General in October 3rd.

  • 07/09/2012 | Argentina

    Pablo Moyano repudiates Aníbal Fernández's remarks

    Teamsters' Union head Pablo Moyano responded today to Victory Front Senator Aníbal Fernández's remarks on his father, Hugo Moyano, by questioning the former cabinet chief’s ‘moral authority’ and blasting him for what he called the senator’s “lack of memory.”

  • 11/09/2012 | Argentina

    'The government is trying to instate fear politics,' Moyano

    The secretary-general of the CGT umbrella union Hugo Moyano slammed the government's policies today and said that “we are not being granted the kind of freedoms that we want.”

  • 04/09/2012 | Argentina

    Barrionuevo drops out of anti-Moyano CGT meeting

    The White and Blue CGT led by Luis Barrionuevo announced it will not take part of a committee meeting for the anti-Moyano CGT on Thursday, due to the Government’s lack of responses to union’s claims.

  • 05/09/2012 | Argentina

    'The Gov't is acting like a mythomaniac,' Moyano

    The secretary-general of the CGT labour umbrella union Hugo Moyano took another swing at President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government and said that it acts like a mythomaniac, accusing the head of state of acting with “hatred.”

  • 05/09/2012 | Argentina

    'Caló is the sole candidate, but we do not rule out a tripartite leadership'

    Following the dissident CGT meeting at the Empire theatre in the City, health workers union head Héctor Daer assured that UOM head Antonio Caló is the sole candidate to lead the anti-Moyano umbrella union confederation but did not dismiss the possibility of a tripartite leadership that represents all sectors.

  • 23/08/2012 | Argentina

    'There are workers' enemies at Moyano's table,' Daer says

    The secretary of the Argentine Federation of Health Workers, Héctor Daer, blasted the "confrontative attitude" of the head of the CGT labour confederation, Hugo Moyano, and added that the truck workers' leader "does not take into account who he sits with."

  • 27/08/2012 | Argentina

    Pignanelli reiterates ‘not a candidate’ for CGT’s top post

    Auto workers' union (SMATA) head Ricardo Pignanelli insisted today he had no intentions of being the dissifent candidate to run against Hugo Moyano for the top post of the CGT Labour Confederation.

  • 04/09/2012 | Argentina

    'Limits are put on salaries, but not on inflation,' Moyano

    Secretary-general of the CGT umbrella labour union Hugo Moyano, criticised again the national government stating today “limits are placed on salaries” but that “inflation is not controlled.”

  • 09/08/2012 | Argentina

    CFK meets with CTA's Yasky

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with Argentine Worker’s Union head Hugo Yasky, whom she counts with to debate the minimum wage, alongside the “FatCats” the independent and former Moyano allies.

  • 15/08/2012 | Argentina

    Caló still in the running for CGT bid despite health problems

    Metal Workers Union head Antonio Caló ratified he intends to lead the anto-Moyano CGT and denied his health problems are an obstacle to do so, although he admitted that he suffered stress-induced exhaustion issues a few days ago.

  • 22/08/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano snubs minimum wage floor due to 'inflation being higher'

    CGT umbrella union secretary-general expressed his disaccord over a 25 percent wage floor being in place for workers, due to “inflation being over 45 percent.”

  • 02/08/2012 | Argentina

    CGT to release own inflation stats next week

    CGT labour confederation secretary-general Hugo Moyano confirmed today that on Tuesday of next week, the inflation figures put together by the umbrella union’s private breakaway statistics agency will be released.

  • 03/08/2012 | Argentina

    'Inflation is a very serious problem,' Caló

    Metal workers union leader and anti-Moyano faction leader Antonio Caló assured today that “inflation is a very serious problem, especially for workers,” and added that “it must be fought against by everybody, not only by the Government.”

  • 07/08/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano's basic food basket is '52% more expensive' than Indec's

    Newspaper salesmen union leader Omar Plaini announced that the CGT’s own analysis of the products of the basic food basket are 52 percent more expensive than those analyzed by Indec national statistics bureau, although the clarified that the definite figures will be released later.

  • 27/07/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't assures Moyano is part of the opposition'

    Interior and Transport Minister Florencio Randazzo today reiterated that CGT umbrella union leader Hugo Moyano now “forms part of the opposition,” adding the fact that “it was Moyano who changed.”

  • 29/07/2012 | Argentina

    De Vido says ‘more than 70%’ of workers are against Moyano

    Planning Minister Julio De Vido said the group of CGT unionist leaders against Hugo Moyano represent “more than 70 percent of the country’s labor force”, adding that “antinomies” are only created from the sector led by Moyano.

  • 30/07/2012 | Argentina

    Anti-Moyano faction ratifies Caló as candidate for dissident CGT leadership

    The head of the metal workers' union, Antonio Caló, was ratified as a secretary general of the parallel, anti-Moyano CGT organization, which will be created in October after the many comings and goings related to his appointment and the existing among its members.

  • 25/07/2012 | Argentina

    Caló relaunches CGT candidacy

    UOM Union metal workers’union head Antonio Caló ratified his candidacy to lead the anti-Moyano faction of the CGT umbrella uinion but admitted “we must wait and see” what his fellow union men say on the matter.

  • 26/07/2012 | Argentina

    'Want to be the opposition? Start your own political party,' Caló says to Moyano

    The head of the metal workers’ union and pre-candidate to lead a new anti-Moyano labour confederation Antonio Caló, sent a straight message to the CGT’s boss and his political hopes for 2015: “if you want to be the opposition, then you have to start your own political party.”

  • 26/07/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano blasts Govt's attacks on 'workers' movement'

    On a rally held to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Eva Perón’s death, the head of the CGT labour confederation, Hugo Moyano, called on President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to "imitate Evita's humility," and assured that "if defending the workers' rights means being a part of the opposition, then I'm a part of it."

  • 18/07/2012 | Argentina

    'The CGT currently has no secretary general,' Lescano

    Luz y Fuerza energy union leader Oscar Lescano warned that “there is no CGT secretary general,” because Moyano’s term ended on July 14th and the teamster did not abide by what the Labour Ministry's ordered.

  • 21/07/2012 | Argentina

    'CFK wants to be CGT's secretary general,' Barrionuevo

    Restaurant workers union leader Luis Barrionuevo assured that President Cristina Fernández de Kircchner "seeks to bend the CGT's will" and accused Economy vice-minister Axel Kicillof of promoting intervention in unions.

  • 22/07/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano’s ally says CGT fracture is a 'political matter'

    Omar Plaini, head of the newspaper salesmen union and ally of CGT Labour Confederation boss, Hugo Moyano, assured that the conflict in the umbrella union is purely "political", while also lamented the existence of dissident factions within the organization.

  • 16/07/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano begins second term as CGT leader, says 'will create his own Indec'

    CGT leader Hugo Moyano began his new term at the helm of the umbrella union organization, once again targeted the National Government in his criticism and warned that from now on, his sector would start “his own Indec” (in reference to the national statistics bureau) in order to measure inflation.

  • 16/07/2012 | Argentina

    'I look forward to seeing a CGT that is united,' CFK tells unionists

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with union leaders at odds with CGT leader Hugo Moyano at the Government House and asked them to be “responsible” and to work toward a “CGT that is united.”

  • 18/07/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'I wouldn't vote for CFK's reelection'

    CGT Labour Confederation head Hugo Moyano came on the stage today to say that him voting for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in 2013's presidential election was highly unlikely.

  • 10/07/2012 | Argentina

    'Moyano has lost his sense of direction,' Aníbal Fernández

    National senator Aníbal Fernández refreshed his criticism against CGT umbrella union boss Hugo Moyano this morning, by labelling him a ‘transvestite,’ and stating that he “has lost his sense of direction."

  • 10/07/2012 | Argentina

    Opposing factions within CGT announce separate election date

    The leaders of the factions within the CGT umbrella union that oppose Hugo Moyano, today announced that they will hold their own elections separately to the group that supports the union boss.

  • 12/07/2012 | Argentina

    'We tried to prevent the CGT rift until the last minute,' Caló

    The head of the pro-government UOM metal workers union Antonio Caló commented today on the crisis within the CGT umbrella union and said that they took “all the possible steps” in order to avoid the fracture within the union.

  • 05/07/2012 | Argentina

    Piumato reiterates legality of CGT elections

    Head of the Court Employees union Julio Piumato, further criticized the meeting presided over by Labour Minister Carlos Tomada yesterday during a press conference, stating that the hearing “did not provide mediation between the conflicting factions of the CGT” umbrella union.

  • 06/07/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't calls CGT to agree on new election date

    The national Government accepted the anti-Moyano unions’ dismissal over the CGT labour confederation election scheduled for July 12 and called CGT’s authorities to meet in order to agree on another date for the election, which expires on July 14.

  • 07/07/2012 | Argentina

    'CGT Congress will take place July 12th,' Moyano insists

    CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano questioned the Labour Ministry’s decision of contesting the umbrella union’s election date scheduled for July 12th and assured that the Congress to vote for new authorities "will take place all the same."

  • 02/07/2012 | Argentina

    Labour Ministry calls for CGT conciliation meeting before elections

    The Labour Ministry summoned all parts involved in the CGT labour confederation elections controversy to a conciliation hearing on Wednesday at noon.

  • 04/07/2012 | Argentina

    Hearing unsuccessful between CGT members at Labour Ministry

    The conciliation hearing between Moyano’s opponents and supporters within the CGT umbrella union, presided over by the Labour Ministry today, was unsuccessful in reaching an agreement over the state of play for the upcoming elections in July.

  • 04/07/2012 | Argentina

    CGT elections: Tomada blames Moyano supporters for lack of accord

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada blamed Hugo Moyano's supporters for the failure to reach an accord in the hearing over the CGT elections and ratified that the decision over contesting the elections will be made by his ministry.

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    'CFK will not leave her seat and I will renew my seat as CGT leader,' Moyano

    After accusations of coup-mongering, CGT secretary general Hugo Moyano assured on Wednesday that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “will not leave her seat until her term is over,” but also assured that he will also “renew” his administration at the helm of the umbrella union next July.

  • 28/06/2012 | Argentina

    'The Moyano era at the CGT is over'

    Various members of the Kirchnerite bloc in the National Congress criticized today CGT Labour Confederation head Hugo Moyano’s strike and mass rally to the Plaza de Mayo yesterday, underlining that it was a "total failure" and "the era with Moyano as the head of the CGT is over."

  • 30/06/2012 | Argentina

    'Moyano's power is starting to wither,' Pichetto

    The head of the Kirchnerite bloc in the Senate Miguel Ángel Pichetto, spoke today in heavy criticism of secretary-general of the CGT umbrella union Hugo Moyano, and said that “he had more power before marching to the square than after,” referring to Wednesday’s mass rally to the Plaza de Mayo.

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    Public services affected by today's strike

    Due to today's teamster union strike certain public services will be affected, including rubbish collection, fuel and food distribution. The subway, trains and short and long-distance buses will operate normally. Flights will be affected between 11am and 6pm.

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    CGT's Hugo Moyano accuses Gov't of 'extortion'

    The boss of the CGT Labour Confederation Hugo Moyano gave a hard-hitting speech this afternoon before a crowd of over 25,000 trade union members in the Plaza de Mayo, in which he slated the national government's approach toward workers. Moyano accused Fernández de Kirchner's administration of “extortion” and of “keeping workers' money."

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'This will not be the only strike followed by a demonstration'

    Speaking before today’s rally at the Plaza de Mayo Square, in downtown Buenos Aires, the CGT's secretary-general Hugo Moyano said this will not be " the only strike followed by a demonstration" against the Government.

  • 26/06/2012 | Argentina

    'Going against a pro-worker gov't is totally abstruse,' Rossi

    National lawmaker for the Victory Front bloc (FpV) Agustín Rossi, made it clear today that the strike action to be taken by the secretary-general of the CGT umbrella labour movement Hugo Moyano tomorrow, was “in-comprehendible against a government that has done so much for its workers.”

  • 26/06/2012 | Argentina

    CFK hits back at Moyano, 'extortion measures will not get in my way'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner further criticized CGT umbrella labour movement head Hugo Moyano today during a televised speech at the Government House ahead of tomorrow’s strike, and stated that border guards would not be deployed to patrol the Plaza de Mayo during the CGT rally scheduled to take place at the historic square.  

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    Unions split over strike

    The strike and demonstration called for today at Plaza de Mayo by Hugo Moyano, secretary-general for both the teamsters and the CGT union umbrella group, won support and rejections.

  • 04/06/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano's CGT foes plans massive resignation

    On the verge of the July 12 general elections of the CGT Labour Confederation, Power workers' union boss Oscar Lescano came on stage to warn that there could be "a massive unions walkout", hence vacuuming the CGT currently lede by former teamster Hugo Moyano.

  • 07/06/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters' Union launches nationwide strike plan

    The secretary general of the Truck Driver’s union, Pablo Moyano, announced action to be taken by the union in retaliation against the failed wage talks that sees workers demanding a 30 percent salary increase for this year.

  • 17/06/2012 | Argentina

    'The CGT should always maintain its independence, no matter the gov't'

    In statements today, the general secretary of the metal workers’ union (UOM) Antonio Caló underlined the importance of the CGT umbrella union maintaining independence from the Government.

  • 27/05/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano says national Government 'encourages' his personal foes

    CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano renewed his attacks against those union sectors that are openly opposed to his reelection as head of the national labour umbrella.

  • 29/05/2012 | Argentina

    Anti-Moyano leaders to contest CGT elections at Labour Ministry

    Unionists opposing leader Hugo Moyano’s reelection as the CGT’s secretary general will visit the Labour Ministry in order to contest the decisions adopted in the organization’s last Directive Council, which took place last April 24th, arguing that they never managed to muster quorum. 

  • 30/05/2012 | Argentina

    'Argentina will only change with a president that has seen hard times'

    The leader of the Labour Confederation (CGT), Hugo Moyano, expressed today the general “wish” by the umbrella union for one of their members to become president in the future. The statements come at a time where the group is distancing itself from the incumbent government led by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.  

  • 08/05/2012 | Argentina

    Lescano: 'Moyano has failed, and cannot continue'

    The head of the power workers union, Oscar Lescano, reiterated his criticisms against CGT Labour Confederation head Hugo Moyano, stating the leader has “failed and cannot continue” as the head of the umbrella union.

  • 21/05/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano challenges union 'fat cats,' ratifies CGT candidacy

    The head of the newspapers salesmen union Omar Plaini assured that the CGT labour confederation “is always looking for unity,” but explained that “if that proves impossible we will be taking part attending Ferro's stadium on next July 12," and predicted that Hugo Moyano will be reelected as the organization’s secretary general.

  • 23/05/2012 | Argentina

    'I am always going to lead the workers,' Moyano

    Hugo Moyano, the boss of the CGT Labour Confederation assured that he was "always going to lead the workers," and that he was "stronger than ever," with regard to his reelection as the head of the umbrella union. The CGT General Committee was meeting today in order to bring together some of the final details regarding the upcoming July elections.

  • 26/04/2012 | Argentina

    'I'll die being the workers' candidate and not the one of whoever is in power,' CGT's Moyano

    CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano led a massive rally at Parque Roca in the City neighbourhood of Villa Soldati where he announced the payment of 7,000 compensations to garbage collectors and took some time to throw jabs at the national government.

  • 26/04/2012 | Argentina

    'Some people in the CGT don't want us all to stand together,' Lescano

    The head of the power workers’ union, Oscar Lescano, was a guest on the Ambito Debate TV show and said that even though he wants “a collegiate CGT in which we are all the same, some people in it don’t want us all to stand together.”

  • 01/05/2012 | Argentina

    May Day celebrated without presence of CGT

    Many different political groups and unions celebrated Labour Day, with three main ceremonies carried out in Buenos Aires City. Even still, the CGT Labour Confederation run by Hugo Moyano did not organise any events to celebrate or commemorate workers today. Yet, the CTA union held a rally at the Obelisk.

  • 27/03/2012 | Argentina

    CGT elections to be held July 12th

    CGT elections will take place on July 12th and leader Hugo Moyano will run for reelection, the umbrella union’s Secretary General Juan Carlos Schmidt announced during a press conference.

  • 29/03/2012 | Argentina

    'We're running out of patience,' Moyano warns at CGT rally

    While speaking at a union rally, CGT leader Hugo Moyano warned on Thursday that “if the National Government doesn’t address the organization’s demands,” they will all march to Plaza de Mayo.

  • 24/04/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano continues search for reelection as CGT leader

    The CGT union confederation announced that the organization’s election process to pick a new leader will begin on May 23rd with the Central Confederal Committee and will end on July 12 when current head Hugo Moyano will seek reelection.

  • 20/03/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano hints at reconciliation with Barrionuevo

    CGT Central Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano said today that he does not discard the possibility of beginning talks with restaurant workers’ union Luis Barrionuevo following a four year feud between them, as the umbrella union’s election date approaches.

  • 22/03/2012 | Argentina

    ‘If Moyano wants to compete with Caló over the CGT, he won’t do well’

    Oscar Lescano, the head of the power workers union, harshly criticized Hugo Moyano once more and advised him to avoid an electoral fight over the CGT labour confederation against the head of the metal workers union Antonio Caló, because “he won’t do well.”

  • 27/03/2012 | Argentina

    'CGT's dialogue with gov't should be re-established,' Viviani

    Members of the CGT labour confederation expressed their willingness to "re-establish dialogue" with the national government today, following a frosty period between the two entities. The CGT umbrella union is to hold a meeting this afternoon led by teamster boss Hugo Moyano.

  • 29/02/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano urges Gov't to 'give an answer' to their union demands

    The head of the CGT labour confederation, Hugo Moyano, asked the Government to say whether they are going to accept their demands included in the collective bargaining talks or not after warning that he “fears nobody” and that he only “bends before God.”

  • 09/03/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'CFK receives Roger Waters because he is blonde'

    The head of the CGT labour confederation, Hugo Moyano, harshly criticized President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner after assuring that she met with British musician Roger Waters at the Government House, while she “doesn’t receive the workers.”

  • 16/03/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'CFK's moved away from supporting workers'

    Head of the CGT Labour Confederation Hugo Moyano, once again criticized President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration and stated that there “had been a change” in attitude and stated that the President “has moved away from supporting workers.”

  • 14/02/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'wage talks should be based on the new lawmakers' salary'

    Amidst the controversy sparked by the 100 percent wage hike for senators and lawmakers, Pablo Moyano, Secretary General of the truck drivers union said upcoming wage talks should be based on that figure.

  • 14/02/2012 | Argentina

    CGT condemns police 'repression' on former soldiers

    In a written statement signed by CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano, the organization condemned the police “repression” against former soldiers who were asking to be recognized as veterans of the Malvinas War, and wondered “whether something is changing in Argentina.” 

  • 16/02/2012 | Argentina

    Caló's bid to replace Moyano as CGT head gains strength

    Antonio Caló has reportedly formally accepted to run as candidate to replace CGT boss Hugo Moyano, as his bid is backed by most unions that have drifted from the current umbrella union administration, per ambito.com

  • 03/02/2012 | Argentina

    Piumato: 'We’re not used to being attacked by those who call themselves Nationals&Populars'

    After the explosive statements made by CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano against the government’ stance about this year’s collective bargaining talks, the head of the Judicial union Julio Piumato came on stage to back his boss and said “We were used to be attacked by enemies, but not by those who called themselves Nationals and Populars.”

  • 03/02/2012 | Argentina

    'When these type of expressions appear, workers are the most affected,' Moyano on 'fine-tuning'

    CGT umbrella union leader Hugo Moyano once again blasted the Government as he reiterated that he doesn’t understand the “fine-tuning” metaphor that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner used to refer to subsidy cuts. “When those types of expressions appear, workers are the most affected,” he insisted.

  • 12/02/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano allies planning to modify CGT voting system

    Deputy and head of the newspaper salesmen union, Omar Plaini, admitted that some members of the CGT Labour Confederation closed to its boss Hugo Moyano, are considering the possibility of changing the voting system to choose labour union officials and thus allowing greater participation of the smallest unions.

  • 31/01/2012 | Argentina

    'Union conflicts with the gov't will end badly,' CGT's Lescano says

    The general secretary of the power workers union Oscar Lescano, stated today that the recent crossfire between truck drivers and the Government “will end badly.” Furthermore, Lescano stated that head of the SICHOCA teamsters’ union Pablo Moyano “often loses his temper,” referring to the union leader's recent criticism of the Government.

  • 02/02/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano summons union leaders after Gov't wage talks warning

    CGT umbrella union leader Hugo Moyano will hold a lunch with fellow union leaders tomorrow to analyze 2012’s wage talks, after the Government’s warning that negotiation should respect each sector’s profitability.

  • 02/02/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano breaks his silence, assures relation with Gov't is 'suspended'

    CGT umbrella union boss Hugo Moyano broke his silence and assured his relationship with the Government is “suspended” but dismissed the possibility of staging a national hike. Regarding wage talks, he stressed thayt "if the Government set limits and percentages, free wage talks are over," and revealed he hasn't spoken to any Government official in over two months.

  • 29/01/2012 | Argentina

    CGT warns Gov’t ‘not to send any messages to Moyano’

    Lawmaker and newspaper salesmen union leader Omar Plaini warned the Government “not to send any messages” to CGT leader Hugo Moyano, and predicted a complex future in salary negotiations with the Fernández de Kirchner administration.

  • 30/01/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't blasts teamsters' union protests blocking Correo Argentino depots

    The national government hit back at the SICHOCA teamsters’ union protests being carried out today, as workers forming part of the trucker union run by Hugo and Pablo Moyano were blocking off entrances to various Correo Argentino mail depots. Planning Minister Julio De Vido assured that the post company “does not have any contracts that allow poor labour conditions.”  

  • 30/01/2012 | Argentina

    Viviani admits 'rifts' within CGT over conflict with the Government

    The head of the taxi drivers’ union Omar Viviani acknowledged that there are “rifts” within the CGT labour condeferation union due to the current differences between the organization’s leader Hugo Moyano and President Fernández de Kirchner. He warned that “there are some comrades who do not support a confrontation with the Government.”

  • 25/01/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't, teamsters to resume talks over Santa Cruz conflict in two days

    After meeting for several hours in the Labour Ministry offices on Wednesday, the teamsters' union failed to come to an agreement with the Camuzzi Gas del Sur and ratified that their plans to stage a 'massive protest rally' at the Plaza de Mayo on Friday to demand a solution to the conflict are still standing.

  • 25/01/2012 | Argentina

    'Moyano swore to me he'll quit Buenos Aires PJ party,' Viviani

    The head of the Taxi Drivers’ Union Jorge Omar Viviani, came on stage today to ratify CGT boss Hugo Moyano’s willing of quitting his post as president of the BA province Peronist party.

  • 27/01/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano says Gov't officials are 'teacher's pets'

    After a month shying away from the public eye and amidst conflicts between truckers and companies based in Chubut, CGT umbrella union leader Hugo Moyano appeared at a rally in Santa Fe and stated that Government officials are the “teacher’s pet.”

  • 30/12/2011 | Argentina

    Pablo Moyano blasts Lescano, Kunkel

    The secretary general of the truck drivers union, Pablo Moyano, blasted Luz y Fuerza union head Oscar Lescano and Kirchnerite lawmaker Carlos Kunkel, who downplayed his comments stating that dialogue between the Central Labour Confederation CGT and the Government is completely on hold.

  • 15/01/2012 | Argentina

    'If unions stick to their role, there'll be no CGT-Gov't divorce,' Randazzo

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo stated that “if the union leaders are really representatives of the working class, there is no possibility of a divorce between the CGT Labour Confederation and the national government.”

  • 21/01/2012 | Argentina

    'No Gov't official ever mentioned 18% wage increase, 'CGT

    The head of the newspaper salesmen union, Omar Plaini, assured that no “government official” admitted that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration seeks to keep wage hike talks below 18 percent. “I’ve never heard that figure. The only authorized voices are that of the President or the Labour Minister.”

  • 22/12/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'Our relationship with the Government is suspended'

    CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano stated today that, “our relationship with the Government is not broken, just suspended as the President wishes,” during a press meeting with international news correspondents.

  • 23/12/2011 | Argentina

    Randazzo: 'CGT remains a strategic ally to the gov't'

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo made an effort today to try to calm the storm between the national Government and CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano, by assuring that the CGT “remains a strategic ally” to the Nation.

  • 29/12/2011 | Argentina

    CGT confirms plans to ease tensions with the Gov't

    The Labour Policies secretary of the CGT Central Labour Confederation, Jorge Lobais, admitted that the powerful umbrella union will call for a truce in their conflict with the Government, as its head Hugo Moyano was expected to call President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and offer his support. Sources have so far refused to confirm whether the call has already taken place.

  • 16/12/2011 | Argentina

    Randazzo responds defensively to Moyano's speech

    Interior Minister defensively responded to the CGT umbrella union boss, Hugo Moyano's speech where he made a stab at the national government at the Huracán Stadium yesterday. “The best way to defend workers is to look after the Government,” sustained Randazzo.

  • 17/12/2011 | Argentina

    CGT cools tensions with Government

    The head of the Judicial union, Julio Piumato, and the head of the textile trade union, Jorge Lobais today assured that there was no breaking up of the relationship between the CGT and the Government, but made clear that they could go forward to the Judiciary to reclaim the debt they have regarding union health insurance payments.

  • 20/12/2011 | Argentina

    CGT's Piumato insists 'talks needed with Government'

    The CGT Labour Confederation’s secretary for Human Rights, Julio Piumato, admitted today that the dialogue between the CGT and the national government “is not going through its finest moment” and insisted that “there’s a need to sit down and discuss matters.”

  • 15/12/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano blasts the government, steps down as leader of the Peronist Party

    Before over eighty thousand workers, the secretary-general of the CGT union umbrella group Hugo Moyano announced he was stepping down as the leader of the Buenos Aires province branch of the Peronist Party and as vicepresident of the national branch.

  • 15/12/2011 | Argentina

    De Mendiguren hopes differences between CFK, CGT 'are resolved quickly'

    The president of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José De Mendiguren, expressed his concern over the growing differences between the National Government and union boss Hugo Moyano, and said he hoped “they are resolved quickly.”

  • 15/12/2011 | Argentina

    'If we follow this path, we'll end up with another resolution 125'

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri called for dialogue between CGT umbrella union leader Hugo Moyano and the Government and warned that “if we continue down this path, we will end up with a conflict like the one triggered by resolution 125 grain export duties.”

  • 11/12/2011 | Argentina

    'There is an uneasy relationship between the gov’t and CGT,' Schmidt

    Union leader Juan Carlos Schmidt (Dragado) admitted that there is a “difficult relationship” between the government and the CGT Labour Confederation. His comments come after Hugo Moyano’s sudden absence during yesterday’s presidential swearing-in ceremony.

  • 13/12/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano breaks his silence as tension with Gov't mounts

    CGT umbrella union head Hugo Moyano reiterated that “the inflation rate to discuss wages hike is that reflected on  supermarket shelves ,” two days ahead of the truck driver’s day rally at Huracán stadium.

  • 14/12/2011 | Argentina

    CGT lawmakers abstain from supporting CFK bill in Congress

    Lawmakers Facundo Moyano, Héctor Recalde and Omar Plaini, all members of the Kirchnerite caucus in the Lower House, abstained from signing a bill that looks to reform the statutes of rural workers, sent to Congress by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 17/11/2011 | Argentina

    CGT praises new subsidy cuts

    The CGT labour confederation praised the government’s decision to cut subsidies to large companies and high income households.

  • 01/12/2011 | Argentina

    CGT to insist on revenue-sharing bill in Congress

    The CGT umbrella union decided it will insist on having Congress debate a revenue-sharing bill, even though the initiative has already been rejected by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 07/12/2011 | Argentina

    Tomada asks unions to avoid collective bargaining talks

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada suggested unions “to avoid talking that much about collective bargains”, but also assured that “there are enormous coincidences between the government and the CGT Labour Confederation.”

  • 28/10/2011 | Argentina

    Pablo Moyano: 'A sector of the Gov't probably does not like my father'

    The head of the Truck drivers’ union, Pablo Moyano, admitted that a sector of the government “probably” is not “keen on” his father, Hugo Moyano, which is why they want to oust him from the CGT labour confederation.

  • 10/11/2011 | Argentina

    De Mendiguren denies meddling between CFK and Moyano

    Argentine Industrial Union head, José de Mendiguren, played downed all rumours indicating that he was meddling between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and CGT Labour Confederation boss, Hugo Moyano.

  • 15/11/2011 | Argentina

    CGT condemns gov't decision to suspend aeronautical union's legal recognition

    The CGT labour confederation said it was against the National Government’s decision to call for the suspension of the Association of Aeronautical Staff’s legal recognition, and urged both parts to “engage in talks in order to overcome the existing differences between the company’s directors and workers.”

  • 07/10/2011 | Argentina

    CGT blasts Judiciary over Sobrero case

    The CGT labour confederation harshly criticized a sector of the Judicial branch after the conflict triggered by the arrest of the railway union leader Rubén “Pollo” Sobrero.

  • 23/10/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano votes, calls for 'development of economic model'

    CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano called for “further development of the economic model” put in place by the Kirchners since 2003, whilst admitting that he “wouldn’t mind” putting himself forward as a presidential candidate as he casted his vote in a school today.

  • 27/10/2011 | Argentina

    'The best way to honour Kirchner is to pass the profit sharing bill'

    The head of the CGT labour confederation renewed his claims for the approval of the profit sharing bill to allow workers to be part of the businesses’ profits, during a rally to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of Néstor Kirchner.

  • 07/09/2011 | Argentina

    'This was one of the CGT's most important claims,' Moyano on child allowance increase

    By: Liliana Franco

    “Excellent, excellent,” was CGT leader Hugo’s Moyano reply when asked by Ambito.com how the relationship between the umbrella union and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. He quickly stressed that the increase of the universal child allowance was one of the CGT most important claims, and refused to refer to the possibility of increasing the income tax floor.

  • 25/09/2011 | Argentina

    CGT, UIA leaders clash once more over revenue sharing bill

    Leaders from the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) and the CGT Labour Confederation clashed once more over the revenue sharing bill. UIA’s head José Ignacio de Mendiguren said “this isn’t the right time to debate it,” while CGT lawmaker Héctor Recalde replied that they have waited to pass it “for over a year.”

  • 01/10/2011 | Argentina

    CGT blasts railway union delegate arrest

    The Central Labour Confederation rejected the detention of the Sarmiento train line union delegates and warned “there is a wave against union activities” and that “the speediness with which the Judiciary acts upon union leaders is remarkable.”

  • 25/08/2011 | Argentina

    CGT confirms wage floor minimum demand of 2,600 pesos

    The secretary for the CGT labour confederation’s employment policies, Jorge Lobais, stated that the union is to demand a wage floor minimum of 2,600 pesos, due to workers “having lost significant purchasing power.” A meeting was announced for tomorrow with the Labour Ministry.

  • 26/08/2011 | Argentina

    Minimum Wage Council agrees 25% hike

    The Minimum Wage Council reached an agreement over a 25 percent hike of the new wage floor minimum for workers after a recess. Businessmen, union leaders and lawmakers came together at the Labour Ministry and agreed on a 2,300 pesos minimum wage.

  • 06/09/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano and Rodríguez Saá to meet

    Federal Commitment presidential candidate Alberto Rodríguez Saá will meet with CGT Central Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano on Wednesday in the CGT headquarters in Azopardo street in Dowtown Buenos Aires. The CGT directors board will take part of the meeting as well.

  • 26/07/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano urges followers to vote for CFK, Scioli

    During a rally at the Deportivo Morón stadium, CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano urged his followers “to vote for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Governor Daniel Scioli” in the August 14th. primary elections.

  • 10/08/2011 | Argentina

    Recalde denies rifts between CGT, Gov't after Binner meeting

    CGT labour confederation lawyer and Victory Front lawmaker Héctor Recalde assured that the meeting that took place between him and presidential candidate Hermes Binner on Tuesday at the organization’s headquarters was merely “institutional” and denied that the encounter had raised some eyebrows within the National Government.

  • 19/08/2011 | Argentina

    'I don't know what will happen if Moyano wants to continue'

    By Liliana Franco.- The head of the Luz y Fuerza union, Oscar Lescano, insisted that the head of the CGT Labour confederation will leave his post. He assured that if Hugo Moyano “continues like he is now, that he has no contact with the government at all and with a CGT practically chopped…it is a problem.”

  • 14/06/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano now calls for 'eradication of insecurity'

    The head of the CGT labour confederation, Hugo Moyano, assured that people "have to make a stronger effort to eradicate insecurity," adding that Argentina's situation "is not far from being similar to the one affecting other Latin American countries."

  • 27/06/2011 | Argentina

    CGT leaders 'upset' with gov't over lack of unionists on lawmakers' ballot lists

    Once the deadline for ballot lists registration had passed, those who felt hurt or cast aside came out and criticized those who they felt had left them behind in the electoral race. Leaders in the CGT Labour Confederation ratified their decision to stay with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, although they admitted they were “upset” over the almost inexistent presence of union leaders in the ruling party’s ballots.

  • 05/07/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano meets with CGT in Esteban Echeverría

    CGT Labour Confederation head, Hugo Moyano was holding a meeting for the staff of the trade union, in the Buenos Aires province area of Esteban Echeverría, following the controversy over the make-up of kirchnerist lawmaker lists, which left aside two union workers.

  • 11/05/2011 | Argentina

    CGT leaders disregard CFK's 'confrontation' statements, blame corporations

    The CGT Labour Confederation replied to statements made by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, in which she suggested that the organization should lower their levels of confrontation. The umbrella union said that it was “businessmen in the corporate world”, not them, that started the conflict and demanded “more responsibility.”

  • 13/05/2011 | Argentina

    'Gov’t-CGT alliance is not breaking up’

    Secretary of Human Rights of CGT umbrella union Julio Piumato raised his voice after Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s speech yesterday added speculations and interpretations about her decision to run for reelection in October’s general elections and the relationship between the government and the labour unions.

  • 21/05/2011 | Argentina

    Palacios commemorated by Moyano, UTA union

    CGT boss Hugo Moyano remembered the former head of the UTA bus and subway drivers’ union, Juan Manuel Palacios as “an intelligent man and a fighter,” underlining the fact that they had fought “tirelessly during the 90s, against privatizations.” Others from the UTA union paid their condolences to the ex-leader who died in a car crash yesterday.

  • 02/05/2011 | Argentina

    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.”

  • 03/05/2011 | Argentina

    'No date set' for debating profit-sharing bill in Congress, Gov't says

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada assured that during yesterday’s meeting between President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and high-ranking CGT officials, neither side “discussed any possible dates” to begin debate of the profit-sharing bill in Congress.

  • 03/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK: 'We are approaching a 'fifty-fifty' rate of GDP sharing'

    While attending a ceremony in Tres de Febrero, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner repeated the expression used by CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano during last Friday’s Labour Day rally, and said that “there’s a high degree of unionization in the country, which means that workers are recipient of close to “a fifty-fifty rate of GDP sharing.”

  • 28/04/2011 | Argentina

    UIA, CGT accept CFK’s invitation to debate

    Leaders of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), and the CGT labour confederation accepted yesterday’s invitation of President Cristina Elizabet Fernández de Kirchner to open the dialogue among workers, businessmen, and the State in order to seek a new social pact.

  • 29/04/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano to CFK: 'If you run for reelection, Perón, Evita and Néstor will rest in peace'

    During the Labour Day Rally,CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano underlined his support for President Cristina de Kirchner asking her to run for re-election. He also highlighted the "worker union's responsibility" to discuss wage hikes, putting forward that workers will "work to achieve the 'fifty-fifty' scheme" that general Juan Perón had spoken of.

  • 01/05/2011 | Argentina

    CGT continues to pressure Gov’t into placing unionists on Kirchnerite slates

    The Labour Union Confederation (CGT) continued to praise lawmaker and the umbrella union’s chief lawyer, Héctor Recalde, insisting on the idea that he be chosen by the National Government as President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in the coming presidential elections.

  • 13/04/2011 | Argentina

    CGT claim they've 'the right' to hold director positions in private companies

    The CGT Labour Confederation expressed their intention to take part in directorate boards in the private companies the State re-evaluated share capital and control status of today, stating that they have “the right” to do so.

  • 14/04/2011 | Argentina

    'No child ever died of hunger in hands of a CGT worker,' Moyano

    Without naming him specifically, CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano replied to Salta’s Governor elect Juan Manuel Urtubey comments and said that “no child ever died of hunger in hands of a CGT worker,” an indirect reference to the fact that many children have died from malnutrition in Salta in the last few months.

  • 17/04/2011 | Argentina

    CGT hopes for ‘larger role in government’s decision making process’

    A CGT labour union confederation member close to the organization’s leader, Hugo Moyano, repeated that unions intend to “have a larger role” in the political agenda being pursued by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. The demands being made call for additional union presence in the government’s decision-making process.

  • 28/03/2011 | Argentina

    CGT calls for 'urgent meeting' with CFK over income tax floor

    The CGT labour confederation called for an “urgent meeting” with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in order to push for a rise in income tax floor, since almost 2 million workers are expected to pay for it due to recent salary hikes.

  • 01/04/2011 | Argentina

    'We've made a very important step forward,' Moyano says on meeting with Gov't

    The CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano celebrated today, as the minimum income tax floor was raised by 20% for his workers. “We’ve made a very important step forward,” he stated.

  • 07/04/2011 | Argentina

    Union-run healthcare controls 'need to be corrected,' CGT admits

    CGT umbrella union secretary Omar Viviani recalled the discussion the participation of private health companies in union-run healthcare plans, and stated that healthcare controls “need to be corrected.”

  • 18/03/2011 | Argentina

    Judge Oyarbide confirms Swiss inquiry is aimed at Moyano

    Federal Judge Norberto Oyarbide confirmed that the Swiss authorities request for information over a ‘tampered drugs mafia’ case is “aimed at Moyano”, then stating that there would not be an immediate resolution to the case.

  • 19/03/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't says their relationship with CGT 'is the same as always'

    Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández expressed today that the Government’s relationship with the CGT Labour Confederation, “is the same as always”, even after the threat of a transport strike had been issued, which eventually was lifted yesterday.

  • 23/03/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano calls for additional CGT presence in the ballots

    CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano called for additional workers' presence in the ballots in the October election. He also urged President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to seek reelection.

  • 17/03/2011 | Argentina

    Opposition accuses Moyano of using strike for 'personal issues'

    Members of the opposition harshly criticized the head of the CGT Labour Confederation Hugo Moyano for the truck drivers’ union strike and demanded that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner must intervene in the issue to stop the measure.

  • 18/03/2011 | Argentina

    'My father is under political attack,' Facundo Moyano

    Facundo Moyano, son of CGT umbrella union leader Hugo Moyano said: “my father is under political attack” before leading the march in support of the CGT leader along Plaza de Mayo, which began at 10AM this morning.

  • 18/03/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano suspends Monday's national strike

    The head of the CGT Labour Confederation Hugo Moyano suspended the national strike and demonstration that was going to be held on Monday, but warned the government that their aim is to take the workers to “the power.” In his speech, the union leader rejected the Justice’s accusations, assured he has “nothing to do with Covelia” and blasted the press.

  • 11/02/2011 | Argentina

    'Venegas is paying the prize of rejecting the 125 resolution'

    The head of the dissident General Confederation of Labour (CGT ) Azul y Blanca umbrella union, Luis Barrionuevo, assured that the arrest of UATRE's Gerónimo Venegas is “unfair.”

  • 12/02/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde assures Moyano 'might have' defended Venegas to protect himself

    Federal Peronism’s presidencial pre-candidate Eduardo Duhalde said that the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) might have defended the head of the UATRE, Gerónimo Venegas, to protect itself.

  • 17/03/2011 | Argentina

    Truck drivers' union denounce attack against Moyano, call for national strike, demonstration

    Truck drivers’ union called for a strike to be held on Monday to show their support to the head of the CGT Labour confederation, Hugo Moyano, who is being investigated in Switzerland for alleged money laundering.

  • 02/02/2011 | Argentina

    CGT to request meeting with CFK in order to debate child allowance, income tax floor

    After debating a wide variety of issues for over four hours in the first meeting of the year with the Directive Council for Workers, CGT labour confederation officials announced they would request a meeting with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in order to express their concerns regarding child allowance and the income tax floor.

  • 09/02/2011 | Argentina

    Tomada admits gov't might eventually discuss income tax floor changes

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada mentioned the eventual changes to be made for the Income Tax floor, following CGT labour confederation’s claims. He stated that the changes "depend on conditions at the time", and said that the matter "cannot be handled by the Labour Ministry at present, but should be looked at elsewhere".

  • 11/02/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano denounces 'attack against institutions'

    After a two-hour meeting, the General Confederation of Labour (CGT) issued a statement defending UATRE's Gerónimo Venegas who was arrested for the tampered medicine scandal.

  • 29/01/2011 | Argentina

    Duhalde blasts Moyano, says he is 'overwhelmed'

    The head of the Federal Peronism considered that the union leader is “overwhelmed” and that he “generates permanent conflicts.”

  • 01/02/2011 | Argentina

    CGT strikes in Rosario 'far from finding a solution'

    Executive director of the CIARA-CEC chamber Alberto Rodríguez mentioned that without an intervention from authorities, conflicts in Rosario will continue, and the losses made due to the situation will be 'irreversible.'

  • 02/02/2011 | Argentina

    CGT Labour Confederation discusses outsourced workers situation

    Head of the CGT Labour Confederation Hugo Moyano currently leads the first meeting of the year with the Directive Council for workers in order to discuss the situation of outsourced workers, among other topics.

  • 11/01/2011 | Argentina

    Industrial Union workers confirm postponement of meeting with CGT

    José de Mendiguren, secretary of Argentina’s Industrial Union (UIA), spoke of the meeting between UIA and the CGT Labour Confederation in that it will happen, “next week or the week after”, and confirmed that one of the topics of discussion will be about consumer prices with labour representatives.

  • 18/01/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't, CGT agree on wage negotiations, reject 35% increase

    Following talks of salary negotiations, Labour Minister Carlos Tomada and the head of the CGT labour confederation Hugo Moyano agreed that trade unions should propose its own wage increase.

  • 26/01/2011 | Argentina

    Grains port strike affects top exporters

    The terminals of some of the country’s biggest grains export ports in the north area of Rosario were paralyzed after workers started an indefinite pay strike called by the San Lorenzo branch of the General Labour Confederation (CGT).

  • 21/12/2010 | Argentina

    Boudou launches candidacy for City mayor

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou officially launched his BA City Mayor candidacy with large support of the CGT Labour Confederation and his head, Hugo Moyano, who was present at the rally held at the SMATA mechanics' united union headquarters.

  • 22/12/2010 | Argentina

    Moyano, Méndez agree both sectors 'headed towards an agreement'

    Leaders from the CGT labour confederation and the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) met and agreed on the need to reestablish a dialogue and address several social issues such as increasing salaries and taming price hikes.

  • 23/12/2010 | Argentina

    ‘We’re looking for a social accord that defines our country,’ Tomada

    One day after the joint meeting between leaders from the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) and the CGT labour confederation, Labour Minister Carlos Tomada said that “the social accord being sought must not be relegate to just price hikes and salaries.”


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