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  • 28/04/2016 | Argentina

    Moyano steps up pressure on Macri

    Hugo Moyano, the secretary general of one of the three splinters of the CGT union, said President Mauricio Macri is “against workers” as he warned “time is up”, accusing the government of failing to meet demands by the labour movement.

  • 01/05/2016 | Argentina

    After Labour Day rally, Moyano 'expects' gov't to give 'answers to workers'

    Secretary General of the CGT Azopardo faction Hugo Moyano highlighted the “massive” turnout at Friday’s Labour Day demonstration where thousands of unionized workers protested against the government’s adjustment policies, with all five umbrella unions staging a rally together for the first time in decades.

  • 09/06/2015 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'If necessary, we are going to continue with these measures'

    Opposition CGT leader Hugo Moyano has praised the general strike staged today and warned that similar measures will be taken if the government does not respond to unionist’s claims.

  • 02/04/2016 | Argentina

    Micheli warns Argentina heading towards 'social conflict'

    Secretary General of the CTA Autonomous splinter Pablo Micheli warned the hikes in public services will take the country “directly” to a “social and union conflict.” "We will not abandon the streets," he affirmed.

  • 12/05/2015 | Argentina

    Transport unions call for June walkout

  • 02/06/2015 | Argentina

    ‘No roadblocks during June 9 strike’

  • 30/11/2014 | Argentina

    Dissident CTA vows mobilizations this month

    The dissident CTA umbrella union has vowed to mobilize between December 10 and 20 if it doesn’t receive a favourable response to its requests for an end-of -year bonus, an increase in the income tax floor and a jump in pensions.

  • 20/11/2014 | Argentina

    Public workers strike for year-end bonus

  • 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.

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

    CTA's Yasky blasts UIA's Méndez for ‘defending speculators’

    The head of pro-government CTA splinter group Hugo Yasky criticised the absence of Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) leader Héctor Méndez at yesterday’s Wage Council. “(Méndez’s) attitude favours market freedom, in defense of speculators,” Yasky said.

  • 17/10/2014 | Argentina

    Anti-government CTA announces November 20 strike, protest

    Secretary General of the anti-government CTA central of workers Pablo Micheli has announced a strike and demonstration for November 20 with an end-of-year salary bonus at the top of the protest mainstays.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    Micheli's CTA holds rally at Congress

    Anti-government CTA labour union lead by Pablo Micheli and left-wing groups began a 36-hour protest marching along Buenos Aires City downtown and organizing pickets at the City’s main access points.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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, the head of the anti-government splinter of the CTA central of workers considered attendance to the walkout will not be affected.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 22/07/2014 | Argentina

    Ahead of Wednesday's talks, CTA's Yasky voices need for tax reform

    As the pro-government CTA central of workers readies for a meeting tomorrow with Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, its secretary general Hugo Yasky said income tax and a debate on a "comprehensive" tax reform will be among the main issues the union will take to Wednesday’s round of talks.

  • 23/07/2014 | Argentina

    CTA's Yasky takes salary, tax income demands to Government House

    Pro-government CTA central of workers met today with Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, with its secretary general Hugo Yasky demanding a 35 percent wage hike, a compmrehensive tax reform, and a change of the income tax scheme, among other issues.

  • 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.

  • 13/05/2014 | Argentina

    CTA: 7 million affected by poverty in Argentina

    At least 7 million Argentines, or 18.8 percent of the population, currently find themselves under the poverty line, with 1.7 million (4.2%) classed as in extreme poverty or indigence, according to a new report from the Argentine Workers' Central (CTA) union headed by government ally Hugo Yasky.

  • 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.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    CTA to ask for a '25 or 26%' minimum wage hike

    Hugo Yasky, Secretary-General of the CTA, a pro-government labor union, today warned he will ask for a 25 or 26 percent minimum wage hike during negotiations to be held tomorrow afternoon at the Labor Ministry.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 23/05/2013 | Argentina

    CTA Micheli says allowances' hikes 'resolve nothing'

    Secretary General of the anti-government CTA splinter Pablo Micheli questioned CFK’s hikes on family allowances considering they fail to meet “workers’ expectations.”

  • 29/05/2013 | Argentina

    Anti-Government strike held nationwide

    The anti-government faction of the CTA umbrella union and ATE state workers' union finished their national strike with more than 100 roadblocks across the country. After blocking the major accesses to the City of Buenos Aires, protesters gathered at Plaza de Mayo Square.

  • 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.

  • 29/04/2013 | Argentina

    CTA, Public and Subway workers strike against Macri's supression

    Public servants, and Subway workers announced a series of rallies and strikes for tomorrow as protesting against BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri and the suppression unleashed by Met Police against health workers, patients and journalists at the Hospital Borda.

  • 01/05/2013 | Argentina

    Unionized state workers protested police brutality at Borda Hospital

    Unionized state workers rallied yesterday to protest the repression of the Metropolitan Police at the Borda mental hospital on Friday that resulted in at least 36 injured-including legislators and reporters- and 8 people arrested.

  • 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.

  • 19/12/2012 | Argentina

    'Gov't is taking typical IMF cuts recipes,' Moyano

    Dissident CGT boss Hugo Moyano assured that "the government is following the typical orthodox IMF recipes for austerity cuts, including frozen wages and even wage cuts despite the inflation devouring salaries."

  • 15/01/2013 | Argentina

    CTA's Yasky hopes income tax floor is raised 'before April'

    CTA umbrella union boss Hugo Yasky assured today that he hopes that the income tax floor hike is achieved before April, following a meeting with Labour Minister Carlos Tomada today.

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    Massive picketing isolates City

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 13/11/2012 | Argentina

    'Government's arrogancy pushed us to call for a nat'l strike,' Moyano

    CGT Labour Confederation head Hugo Moyano informed that the umbrella union won't participate in the dissident CTA workers union march to Plaza de Mayo set for November 20 as part of that day's national strike called by both entities.

  • 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.

  • 17/11/2012 | Argentina

    Tuesday's national strike 'will be like none other' says Barrionuevo

    The head of the Blue and White CGT umbrella labour union Luis Barrionuevo, today said that the national labour union strike to take place on Tuesday “will be huge” also criticizing the government over end of year bonus payments.

  • 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). 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10/10/2012 | Argentina

    CTA stages protest in Plaza de Mayo, calls for national strike

    The head of the Argentine Workers Union (CTA), Pablo Micheli, led an anti-Government demonstration in Plaza de Mayo along with followers of the dissident CGT leader Hugo Moyano, and assured that "2012 will not end without a national strike".

  • 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.

  • 29/08/2012 | Argentina

    CTA contests minimum wage, threatens strike

    The leader of one of the Central Argentine Workers Union (CTA) factions, Pablo Micheli assured today that the labour union would call a “national strike” for the first fortnight of October, in protest against the “shameful” new minimum wage rate.

  • 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.

  • 26/06/2012 | Argentina

    CTA pulls out of national strike

    The CTA organized labour movement, led by Hugo Yasky, announced yesterday that it would neither join nor call on its members to join tomorrow’s strike and march.

  • 04/07/2012 | Argentina

    BA province state workers protest across City, La Plata

    The Buenos Aires province chapter of the CTA labour grouping along with state workers represented by ATE and members of the province’s biggest teaching union Suteba went on strike in rejection of the four-installment payment offer for mid-year bonuses, blocking off roads across the City and La Plata.

  • 06/07/2012 | Argentina

    Protesters lift Ezeiza roadblock, flights back to normal

    The ATE state workers and CTA union members lifted the protest they were carrying out in front of Ezeiza International airport this afternoon, in which general traffic to the airport was being blocked off. Flights schedules are back to normal and there are no delays on the roads on the way to the airport.

  • 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.

  • 08/06/2012 | Argentina

    Traffic chaos after massive CTA march

  • 08/06/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't repudiates inconveniences caused by CTA’s protests

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s cabinet chief Abal Medina regretted today the complications and traffic chaos created by several roadblocks, strikes and protests across the country staged by the Argentine Workers Union (CTA).

  • 22/08/2011 | Argentina

    CTA to defend minimum wage ‘ till death’ tomorrow

    CTA’s head Hugo Yasky assured today the Workers Union will defend the minimum wage till “death” tomorrow when the Unions, businessmen and the government head to the negotiation table to discuss the issue.

  • 15/02/2012 | Argentina

    CTA leads protest against antiterrorism law in Congress

    Argentine Workers Union (CTA), unions human rights organizations and members of political parties including  UCR, Civic Coalition and Proyecto Sur marched to Congress against anti-terrorism law, because they consider it "aims to criminalize social protest."

  • 14/03/2012 | Argentina

    CTA leader calls for national strike

    Argentine Workers Union (CTA) leader Pablo Micheli called for a national strike that will be held either in late March or early April and hoped “CGT boss Hugo Moyano joins us”, as he marched from the intersection of Nueve de Julio and Belgrano avenues to the Labour Ministry to claim for wage hikes and the ban of the income tax, among other issues.


  • 06/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK meets with CTA members

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner held a meeting with CTA Argentine Workers Central led by Hugo Yasky at Government House, as part of the “social dialogue” that began on Monday.

  • 08/06/2011 | Argentina

    CTA workers stage nationwide protests, cause city traffic chaos

    Members of Pablo Micheli’s Argentine Workers Union (CTA) were staging nationwide protests today, as well as staging a march towards Plaza de Mayo demanding pension increases and earning tax elimination for workers. The Buenos Aires-La Plata route was being blocked off in both directions as well as 9 de Julio Avenue, and Pueyrredón and Saavedra bridges.

  • 01/08/2011 | Argentina

    Demonstrations against Jujuy deaths cause traffic chaos

     CTA Argentine Workers Central activists marched down different areas of the City in protest of the serious incidents that took place in the Jujuy province locality of Libertador General San Martin, in which four people died during an eviction last Thursday.

  • 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.

  • 03/03/2011 | Argentina

    Micheli's CTA stages protests at Labour Ministry offices

    Members of Pablo Micheli’s Argentine Workers Union (CTA) marched from the Obelisk towards the Labour Ministry, demanding for legal recognition from the National Government and requesting "a 35 percent” raise of their salaries as wage talks continue.

  • 01/05/2011 | Argentina

    Yasky commemorates Labour Day with CFK's support

    The leader of a sector of CTA Argentine Workers Central Hugo Yasky commemorated International Worker’s Day with a rally at Luna Park Stadium, in which he read a letter of support of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and expressed his desire for the president to seek reelection. Many government officials were present in the rally.

  • 29/05/2013 | Argentina

    CTA launches strike, 100 roadblocks expected

    The anti-government faction of the CTA umbrella union led by Pablo Micheli will stage a national strike and protest at Plaza de Mayo today that leaders said would include 100 roadblocks.

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