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  • 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.

  • 11/02/2016 | Argentina

    President discussed salary prospects with union leaders

    President Mauricio Macri today met with Peronist union leaders to discuss salary prospects for this year. A press conference is expected for today.

  • 18/02/2016 | Argentina

    Moyano says income tax announcement 'progress'

    Secretary General of the CGT Azopardo Hugo Moyano considered the announcement made by President Mauricio Macri increasing the income tax floor “important” although he stressed “lot of issues” remain ahead to be discussed with the federal government.

  • 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.

  • 17/11/2015 | Argentina

    Moyano to head Activist Day rally

    Hugo Moyano, the secretary General of the anti-government splinter of the CGT labour confederation, will be heading a rally at the union’s headquarters in BA City to mark the Activist Day.

  • 06/01/2016 | Argentina

    'They won't frighten us by saying jobs will be lost'

    Head of the CGT Azopardo labour confederation Hugo Moyano questioned statements by Finance Minister Alfonso Prat Gay who recommended unions not to “risk jobs” in the dispute for salary hikes.

  • 01/02/2016 | Argentina

    Moyano to 'fight in the streets' if private sector reached by layoffs

    The CGT Azopardo union head questioned the layoffs in the public sector as he warned he will take “the measures that have to be taken” if the sector he represents gets reached by dismissals.

  • 09/06/2015 | Argentina

    Opposition unions stage 24-hour strike; leftists lead roadblocks

    A nationwide 24-hour strike led by opposition transport workers unions took effect from 12:01 am. The lack of public transportation and early road blocks led by leftist parties today paralysed much of the City.

  • 11/06/2015 | Argentina

    Teamsters reject 26% salary increase

  • 04/06/2015 | Argentina

    Teamsters will accept no salary hike under 30%

    The teamsters’ union commanded by Hugo and Pablo Moyano launched a 24-hour strike across the country today’s early morning, demanding a salary hike that, they warned, “can not go under 30 percent.”

  • 05/06/2015 | Argentina

    Gov't says teamsters' strike 'political'

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 18/10/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano says unions to demand salary bonus

    The head of the anti-government splinter of the CGT labour confederation has confirmed unions will demand a 4,000-peso salary bonus for the end of the year because “inflation has already absorbed all (wage) hikes."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich ratifies stance that strike is political

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich considered the protest slogans of today’s strike “senseless” and described the walkout as a “big national picket” that “restricts the liberty” of those who decided to attend their jobs and have been forced to cope with a standstill in public transportation services.

  • 04/04/2014 | Argentina

    'April 10 strike is not political' - Moyano

    Teamsters’ leader Pablo Moyano rejected criticism by Kirchnerites who publicly considered the April 10 strike launched by anti-government unions “political” and warned the walkout “rallies more support everyday.”

  • 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

    'Gov't has always been on workers' side' - Railway workers

    “Although we have to continue discussing income tax and improving the life of pensioners, these are things that must be addressed through dialogue and not with a strike against a government that has always been on workers’ side,” head of the Railway Union Mario Rodríguez has affirmed.

  • 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.

  • 27/03/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't insists Moyano-Barrionuevo walkout 'promoted' by Massa

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has renewed the government’s position that the April 10 walkout announced by anti-Kirchnerite trade unionists Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo is being “promoted” by Sergio Massa’s Renewal Front. Capitanich assured the federal administration will “guarantee essential public services” the day of the strike.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Teamsters receive Christmas bonus after strike threat

    Teamster union leader Pablo Moyano has confirmed that workers affiliated to the organisation will receive a ‘Christmas bonus’ after reaching an agreement with businessmen and distributors.

  • 28/01/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano 'confused' by CFK-Castro gathering

    For anti-government union leader Hugo Moyano, the attendance of Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and the meeting between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Havana, Cuba with leader Fidel Castro are sending a “confusing” message.

  • 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.

  • 18/09/2013 | Argentina

    'Gov't 'takes their money away,' Moyano explains teamsters' protest

    The teamsters union will be marching on Monday to the health superintendence office because the government is “taking money away” from workers’s health plans, union leader Hugo Moyano said today.

  • 17/10/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano says gov't's Peronist position an 'electoral manuever'

    As pro-government organizations ready to mark the Peronist “Loyalty Day” at the Plaza de Mayo square in a big show of support to President CFK, CGT head Hugo Moyano accused Kirchnerites of using Peronism as an “electoral maneuver.”

  • 23/11/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano warns 'No benefit, no agreement'

    The head of the anti-government CGT splinter questioned the round of meetings the government launched this week in a show of political rapprocachement with business leaders and the labour movement. Hugo Moyano warned that his supporters “will not accept any agreement if there is no real and concrete benefit."

  • 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.

  • 27/06/2013 | Argentina

    Sergio Massa is the opposition, Kirchnerite Recalde warns

    Sergio Massa’s is absolutely an opponents' list, Kirchnerite MP Héctor Recalde said and, probably with irony, praised the fact that “center-right” sectors “can have their own representation” to run for Congress.

  • 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.

  • 24/04/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano's message: Justice reform, October's electoral battle

    With Teamsters Union banners showering the square in front of the Congress, anti-government CGT leader Hugo Moyano delivered his speech targeting the judicial reform but taking to the fore October’s legislative electoral battle as well.

  • 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.

  • 05/06/2013 | Argentina

    Gov't denies seeking Scioli's resignation

    Following Hugo Moyano’s statements over an alleged resignation of BA province governor Daniel Scioli, Deputy Secretary to the presidency Gustavo López rejected the version by the leader of the anti-government CGT labour federation.

  • 23/03/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano blasts CFK 'rapprochement' with Pope

    Union leader Hugo Moyano has branded President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s “rapprochement” to Pope Francis a “speculation” maneuver to improve her public image among society.

  • 27/03/2013 | Argentina

    Micheli confirms new strike, protest along with Moyano's CGT

    The head of the anti-government CTA splinter Pablo Micheli confirmed a mid-April walkout and protest with Hugo Moyano CGT-led as a new pot-banging demonstration against the administration of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been called also for next month.

  • 23/04/2013 | Argentina

    Justice reform: 'Facundo won't disappoint me,' Moyano says

    Head of the anti-government CGT splinter Hugo Moyano said both his son and lawmaker Facundo Moyano as well as CGT ally Omar Plaini “will not disappoint” him tomorrow facing the justice reform voting at the Lower House.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 29/08/2012 | Argentina

    Tomada lashes out at Moyano's minimum wage reaction

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada and CGT umbrella union secretary-general Hugo Moyano were caught in another political crossfire today, following varying comments made between the government official and labour leader over the new minimum wage rates.

  • 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.

  • 20/11/2012 | 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."

  • 12/07/2012 | Argentina

    Workers 'will have to rethink their votes in 2013,' Moyano says

    CGT Central Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano, who was reelected today during CGT Congress at Club Ferro Carril Oeste, assured that “we will have to rethink our vote in 2013 if the Government does not give an answer to our claims.”

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 23/06/2012 | Argentina

    'If the Gov't meets our wage demands, I will step down from the CGT election’

    Hugo Moyano, the head of the CGT Labour Confederation, assured today that if the Government met their wage hike demands, he would resign his candidacy for leader of the next CGT umbrella union elections.

  • 09/07/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano calls nat'l gov't attitude towards Scioli a 'coup d’état'

    CGT umbrella union leader Hugo Moyano called today the national government’s attitude towards Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli a “coup d’état”.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 22/06/2012 | Argentina

    'Moyano is attacking the Government,' Depetri

    Victory Front lawmaker Edgardo depertri assured that “ Hugo Moyano is attacking the Government” while visiting Ambito Debate tv show, which airs on C5N cable news channel.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 03/03/2012 | Argentina

    'Oyarbide's probe is a mere arm-twisting,' Moyano

    CGT umbrella union boss Hugo Moyano assured that the lawsuit filed against him in Suiza is a mere arm-twisting, and deemed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s comments regarding teachers to be “unpleasant.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 17/12/2011 | Argentina

    'CFK's relationship with workers won't break'

    Peronist lawmaker Jorge Landau predicted that “a large majority of unionists will side with the Government,” after CGT umbrella union boss Hugo Moyano stepped down as the Peronist party provincial branch leader.

  • 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.

  • 24/05/2011 | Argentina

    Carrió compares Moyano to Yabrán, says 'he's a month left to live'

    The presidential candidate for the Civic Coalition party, lawyer Elisa Carrió once again went against the CGT head Hugo Moyano, defining him as “Alfredo Yabrán’s successor, in matters of transport.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 24/03/2011 | Argentina

    'There was no complot, pressure in the request of Moyano information'

    Swiss Ambassador in Argentina Johannes Mattyase said that "there was no complot, or pressure whatsoever" in the request of information of Hugo Moyano in connection to a money laundering case.

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