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  • 16/09/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano, Barrionuevo rule out October strike

    Anti-government CGT splinter leader Hugo Moyano and Blue and White CGT head Luis Barrionuevo have decided to postpone any possible industrial action expected in October following President Cristina Kirchner’s accusations against Barrionuevo, who last week said the country would “fly through the air” while heading to the end of the year.

  • 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.

  • 08/10/2014 | Argentina

    Caló congratulates Moyano for calling off strike

    The head of the pro-government CGT splinter Antonio Caló has praised opposition CGT leader Hugo Moyano for “understanding” this is not “the right time” to strike, and urged both CGT splinters to dialogue with each other.

  • 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.

  • 28/08/2014 | Argentina

    CGT's head Moyano threatens with 'further measures' if 'demands are not listened'

    Dissident CGT head Hugo Moyano has thanked workers for joining today’s strike, which he insisted on describing as a “total success”, and warned the government “further measures” will be taken if their claims are not listened.

  • 13/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK says wouldn’t be ‘surprised’ incidents occurred during her Rome, UN visits

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has said she would not be surprised if incidents are registered in the country when she leaves for her Pope Francis and UN visits next Thursday, after former President Eduardo Duhalde defended unionist Luis Barrionuevo, who said the country heads towards “chaos”.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 26/05/2014 | Argentina

    Teamsters request opening of wage talks

    The Argentine Cargo Transport Entities' Federation (FADEEAC) have confirmed that the Teamsters union has formally requested the opening of salary negotiations for 2014, in which the union will seek pay hikes of close to 35 percent in 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.

  • 22/06/2014 | Argentina

    Teamsters launch unexpected cash transport strike

    Teamsters' Union Associate Secretary Pablo Moyano launched a surprise cash transport walk-out, affecting cash machines, after threatening with a a “48-hour nationwide strike” if collective bargaining negotiations with business leaders and the government fail.

  • 14/05/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich: 'Plaza de Mayo not the right place to protest for security'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich referred to the protest the leader of the General Workers' Confederation Azopardo faction, Hugo Moyano has planned for this afternoon at Plaza de Mayo. “If the protest is for security, Plaza de Mayo is not the right place,” Capitanich said and suggested union leaders should take their claims to provincial governors.

  • 14/05/2014 | Argentina

    CGT opposition leaders call for change in Plaza de Mayo protest

    The General Workers' Confederation (CGT) factions led by Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo warned that an increase in unemployment and crime was affecting the poorest in society, and called on the government to make "urgent changes" during today's mobilisation.

  • 14/05/2014 | Argentina

    Union protests prompt traffic chaos in the City

    A march called by dissident CGT unions headed by Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo was playing havoc with traffic today in the City.

  • 05/05/2014 | Argentina

    Quilmes mayor strikes deal with Moyano over garbage collection dispute

    Quilmes mayor Francisco “Barba” Gutiérrez confirmed an agreement has been reached with trade union heavyweight and CGT Azopardo leader Hugo Moyano in the dispute over the termination of the municipality contract with waste management company Covelia.

  • 13/05/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano: Cristina-Macri talks show lack of convictions

    The leader of the General Workers' Confederation Azopardo faction, Hugo Moyano, has criticised recent co-operation between President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and City mayor Mauricio Macri, opining that the pair have demonstrated a lack of political conviction in their collaboration.

  • 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”.

  • 13/04/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano rules out 'immediate' return to strike action

    Trade union heavyweight and CGT Azopardo leader Hugo Moyano has defended the general strike held on Thursday alongside fellow union boss Luis Barrionuevo, while also asserting that further action was unlikely in the immediate future.

  • 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.

  • 04/05/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano: ‘I don’t have a damn thing to do with Covelia’

    The head of the CGT Azopardo union Hugo Moyano, who has been referred as one of the owners of waste management company Covelia, stated he doesn’t have “a damn thing to do” with the company envolved in a dispute with Quilmes mayor Francisco “Barba” Gutiérrez.

  • 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.

  • 13/04/2014 | Argentina

    Euphemisms, violence and danger

    By Mempo Giardinelli
    The strike called by the right and left — Argentina’s latest oxymoron — ended all too predictably with no more achievements than the overacted joy of Messrs. Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo, as well as the discreet delight of Luis Etchevehere, the president of the Rural Society.

  • 13/04/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano muscle

    By Martín Gambarotta
    Thursday’s national strike called by opposition unions was big. The strike was observed by major transport sector unions, including the bus drivers. Strikes are called very often. Even general strikes are not rare here.

  • 08/04/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano on Thursday strike: 'We won't carry out a civil war'

    CGT Secretary-General, teamster Hugo Moyano, came on stage today to talk about the nationwide strike called for next Thursday by opposition unions and affirmed “we will go on working and insisting with our demands on Friday, we won’t carry out a civil war.”

  • 09/04/2014 | Argentina

    Services affected by nationwide strike

    The nationwide strike called by opposition unions for tomorrow will mostly affect public transportation and there will also be several groups blocking roads.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    Scioli: Strike is a roadblock to progress

    Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli has maintained that the general strike called today by anti-government trade union leaders was a step in the wrong direction for Argentina, while urging the nation to seek alternative measures for progress.

  • 11/02/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano meets Binner, reveals possible support

    Broad Progressive Front leader Hermes Binner today held a meeting with union heavyweight Hugo Moyano, who suggested supporting Santa Fe’s former Governor for the 2015 presidential elections.

  • 26/03/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano, Barrionuevo to hold 24-hour strike on April 10

    Opposition labor union representatives Hugo Moyano (CGT Azopardo) and Luis Barrionuevo (CGT Azul y Blanca) announced that they will hold a 24-hour strike on April 10 in demand of wage increases.

  • 07/04/2014 | Argentina

    CGT's Moyano foresees strike will have high observance

    The head of the CGT opposition trade union umbrella, Hugo Moyano, today predicted Thursday’s nationwide strike will have a “60 or 70 percent observance” and tried to justify it saying “people are angry because they feel abused.”

  • 25/01/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano slams Gov’t economic policy

    Head of CGT Workers Central, Hugo Moyano has reacted to the economic measures released on Friday by the Federal Government, and assured that “nobody believes them anything”. In addition, he anticipated further meetings with opposition’s figures for next week.

  • 28/01/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano and Barrionuevo: ‘CGT factions are unified’

    CGT faction leaders Hugo Moyano and Luis Barrionuevo have affirmed that the two trade unions “have been unified,” during a press conference after a meeting they held with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri.

  • 06/02/2014 | Argentina

    De la Sota meets Moyano, says they have ‘same ideas for the country’

    Córdoba Governor José Manuel de la Sota met with head of opposition CGT Hugo Moyano to talk about the necessity of creating a "wide social agreement". “We have the same ideas for the future of the country”, De la Sota said.

  • 10/01/2014 | Argentina

    Moyano, Barrionuevo to summon kirchnerite Antonio Caló

    Head of the dissident CGT Hugo Moyano and head of CGT Azul y Blanca Luis Barrionuevo want to summon kirchnerite syndicalist Antonio Caló and “reconcile argentine unions”, Barrionuevo said today to the press.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Teamsters threaten to strike if bonus deal isn't reached by 6 pm

    The teamsters’ union Sichoca, led by Hugo Moyano labor leader, today warned that if the government does not meet their demands by 6 pm this afternoon, it will set the date of a strike, which could spur shortages ahead of the holidays.

  • 07/07/2013 | Argentina

    Teamsters strike to start early in some sectors

    Pablo Moyano, secretary of the Teamsters Union, has revealed that the strike will start ahead of schedule because there are several branches of the entity that start their working weeks early.

  • 08/07/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano urges workers to vote for 'a political solution' in October elections

    Truck drivers’ union leader Hugo Moyano was delivering a heated speech targeting the administration of CFK. “Ms. President, workers should not be afraid of, they must be respected,” he warned.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 03/07/2013 | Argentina

    Teamsters' union accused of violence in breaking up strike action

    Figures linked to the teamsters' union, led by Hugo Moyano, have been accused of attacking workers from the laundry union "with rocks and poles" when they carried out a demonstration at the headquarters of the Work Ministry, against the blockades suffered by 18 industrial launderers.

  • 07/07/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano tries to take centre stage / By Martín Gambarotta

    The trade unions feel jittery ahead of the midterm vote.

  • 20/02/2013 | Argentina

    ‘Gov’t officials fight to see who’s CFK’s biggest bootlicker,’ Moyano

    The head of the anti-government CGT umbrella Labour Confederation, Hugo Moyano, came on stage today to strongly criticize the government but mainly Labour Minister Carlos Tomada, with whom he had also crossed heavy fire yesterday.

  • 14/03/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano and Micheli warn of looming general strike

    The head of the CGT Azopardo, Hugo Moyano and CTA leader Pablo Micheli, led a demonstration to the Labour Ministry in which they harshly criticized the National Government and warned that they will call another general strike next April or May.

  • 16/04/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'All conditions are set' for the CGT to carry a national strike

    CGT leader Hugo Moyano announced “all conditions are ready” for his organisation to take part in a national strike run by the Argentine Workers' Central Union (CTA). However, he said they still need to choose "the best moment for it”.

  • 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

    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.

  • 19/02/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano accuses CFK of 'betraying' workers

    The head of the anti-government CGT labour union Hugo Moyano, spoke out this morning in front of the Labour Ministry, accusing the Kirchnerite government of 'betraying' the workforce.

  • 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

    Gov't, Moyano clash over looting attacks

    Dissident CGT leader Hugo Moyano assured today that "the Government staged the lootings to appear as victims" as he held a press conference to dissmiss accusations that he was the mastermind of the violent incidents.

  • 23/01/2013 | Argentina

    Moyano suggests holding collective bargaining talks twice a year

    Dissident CGT secretary general, Hugo Moyano, warned that salary negotiations will begin at least at 25 percent and called to hold collective bargaining talks twice a year so salaries “do not lose their purchasing power.”

  • 25/11/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano doesn’t rule out CGT reunification

    Azopardo CGT Labor Confederation boss Hugo Moyano did not rule out a reunification of the umbrella union thus showing to be in line with the statements made by pro-government CGT’s leader Antonio Caló.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 20/11/2012 | Argentina

    CFK to Moyano: 'No one is going to pressure me'

    After the first national strike against her administration, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner gave a strong speech against the CGT and CTA-led protest. “This wasn’t a strike no a picket but an intimidation and a threat,” he assured and warned that “no one is going to pressure her.”

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 27/10/2012 | Argentina

    Michetti: 'It's not a politician's task to support union claims'

    PRO lawmaker Gabriela Michetti said today that “it is not politician’s task to support union claims and protests, which is for unionists to do,” regarding the presence of City Mayor Mauricio Macri in rally led by unionists. She also blasted dissident CGT umbrella union 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.

  • 17/10/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano to CFK: 'Look ahead, don't look in the rearview mirror'

    CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano assured that the Government “has nothing to do with Peronism”, and warned that he will work “to restore the workers’ vote” as an alternative to the Kirchnerites in the next elections.

  • 21/10/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'I don't see any reason for not meeting with Macri'

    CGT Labour Confederation Secretary General Hugo Moyano, defended the meeting he is to have on Monday with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri, as part of the annual meeting of the Agricultural Workers Trade Group.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 11/09/2012 | Argentina

    'Differences aren't necessarily in place forever,' says Moyano after UCR meeting

    Following a meeting held with members of the Radical Party (UCR) at the Azopardo branch of the CGT umbrella union led by Hugo Moyano, the secretary-general insisted the creation of an “opposition against the lack of freedom” and that all sectors look to “face the government.”

  • 11/09/2012 | Argentina

    Opposition parties launch plans against re-reelection

    The main opposition blocs had set different actions to reject and try to avoid the government's will to carry out a constitutional reform to allow the re-reelection for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

  • 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.

  • 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

    '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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 02/09/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano to make 'nationwide call' for expansion of universal child allowance benefits

    As his strong confrontation with the National Government continues, CGT leader Hugo Moyano will call on all workers in the country to demand for an expansion of the universal child allowance programme while visiting the city of Neuquén on Monday.

  • 03/09/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano calls on workers to 'prepare for battle'

    While attending a rally in Neuquén, the head of the CGT labour confederation, Hugo Moyano, called on workers to “prepare for battle” as he launched a campaign to collect a million signatures asking for the expansion of the universal child allowance programme and an increase of the income tax floor.

  • 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.

  • 21/08/2012 | Argentina

    'The Gov't puts limits on wage demands,' Moyano

    Secretary-general of the CGT umbrella union Hugo Moyano said today that he will not be attending the Minimum Wage Council “because the Government will put limits” on the demands of the trade unions.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 01/08/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters' union calls off national strike

    The teamsters’ union decided not to carry out a national strike after the Buenos Aires province district of Quilmes reached an agreement with Covelia rubbish collecting company to extend the contracts for some recently dismissed workers for three months.

  • 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

    Moyano sends letter to CFK, asks her to meet with CGT leaders

    Central Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano sent a letter to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner requesting her to receive the new CGT board of directors following the umbrella union’s elections, which were not recognized by the Govermnent.

  • 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.

  • 23/07/2012 | Argentina

    Buzzi: 'We see an alliance with Moyano as very viable'

    Small-scale growers in grain powerhouse might be moving closer to an alliance with CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano, the head of the Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA), Eduardo Buzzi signaled today.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 18/07/2012 | Argentina

    Anti-Moyano unionists meet at UOM headquarters

    Anti-Moyano union leaders met this afternoon at the UOM headquarters without the union’s head Antonio Caló, who is the main candidate to lead the CGT umbrella union faction.

  • 13/07/2012 | Argentina

    'Moyano raised issues citizens are concerned about,' Vidal

    City deputy Mayor María Eugenia Vidal rejected the possibility that the PRO party is analyzing an alliance or accords with CGT reelected leader Hugo Moyano, but acknowledged that the unionist "talks about issues that concern many citizens, such as inflation and lack of security" in his speeches.

  • 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.

  • 17/07/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano's opponents express lack of confidence in INDEC

    UPCN civil servants union head Andrés Rodríguez, one of Hugo Moyano’s opponents, admitted today that the inflation index put together by the INDEC national statistics bureau every month is done ‘carelessly.’

  • 11/07/2012 | Argentina

    'Bootlicking's Aníbal Fernández true vocation,' Moyano

    CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano, ratified this morning he is not quitting on his reelection hopes, and promised that once reelected “I’ll approach the national government with some serious and firm complaints.”

  • 12/07/2012 | Argentina

    Scioli absent, CFK opens Tecnópolis

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended the opening ceremony of the 2012 Tecnópolis theme park and assured that “when workers, business leaders and the provincial and national governments work together, failure becomes impossible.”

  • 13/07/2012 | Argentina

    Randazzo: 'Moyano not speaking on behalf of all workers'

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo today accused CGT Central Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano of turning into a political personality instead of being a legitimate representative of all workers.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 10/07/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano blasts 'frightened' opposition for 'siding with Gov't, business leaders'

    The head of the CGT labour confederation, Hugo Moyano, targeted opposition leaders who oppose him as the leader of the organization and accused them of “being frightened and associating” with the national Government and business leaders.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    Pro-Moyano lawmakers quit Victory Front bloc

    Buenos Aires province lawmakers, who are loyal to CGT leader Hugo Moyano announced they are leaving the Victory Front caucus following a communiqué released by the bloc blasting the strike and march called for Wednesday.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 27/06/2012 | Argentina

    Facundo Moyano: 'We're making demands, we're not going against the Gov't'

    Victory Front lawmaker Facundo Moyano, son of union leader Hugo Moyano, ratified that he will continue to be a part of the ruling party’s caucus in the Lower House, and assured that the demonstration staged in Plaza de Mayo “was called in order to present the Government with a demand, not to go against it.”

  • 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.  

  • 26/06/2012 | Argentina

    'The Gov't stopped giving answers to worker's claims,' Moyano

    CGT leader Hugo Moyano fired back at Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and assured that the relationship ended “when the Government stopped giving answers to the workers."

  • 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.

  • 25/06/2012 | Argentina

    'National strike still on,' Moyano

    CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano came on stage to ratify this Wednesday’s national strike, by emphasizing that “those who say the strike will be called off are talking pure rubbish.”

  • 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

    'I should be respected,' Capitanich tells Moyano

    Chaco's Governor, Jorge Capitanich, took on to Twitter his outrage over CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano after the latter made some piquant remarks yesterday questioning the governor's credibility for having allegedly allowed an American military base to be built in the Northern province.

  • 20/06/2012 | Argentina

    'Strike will take place until Friday,' Pablo Moyano confirms

    Teamsters’ union secretary Pablo Moyano confirmed that the strike will take place until Friday morning, as he addressed reporters while blocking a fuel refinery in La Matanza.

  • 21/06/2012 | Argentina

    Tomada announces 4M pesos fine for Teamsters’ Union

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada announced that throughout the day a 4 millions pesos fine will be addressed to the Teamsters’ Union due to its rejection to the compulsory conciliation dictated by the Ministry after the truckers rejected a 22 percent salary increase offered by the sector’s businessmen.

  • 22/06/2012 | Argentina

    Facundo Moyano admits he’s 'torn between two sides'

    National lawmaker for the Victory Front bloc Facundo Moyano expressed today his preoccupation over the conflict between his father Hugo Moyano, head of the CGT Labour Confederation and Teamster leader, with the National Government saying that he feels “torn between two sides.”

  • 19/06/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't threatens to apply Supply Law if Teamsters strike

    Vice-President Amado Boudou, in charge of the Executive Branch while President while Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is at the G20, said today that that if the Teamsters’ Union were to decide to paralyze the distribution of fuel or food, the Supply Law could be applied.

  • 20/06/2012 | Argentina

    'They are trying to scare our workers,' Moyano

    Teamsters’ union Secretary General Hugo Moyano warned that the Government deployed gendarmerie officers to oil refineries and distributors where truck drivers are blocking fuel and petrol distribution.

  • 20/06/2012 | Argentina

    Fuel distribution begins after clashes

    As Gendarmerie officers clashed with truck drivers in a fuel refinery in Greater Buenos Aires area of La Matanza, several trucks were able to leave the premises to begin distribution in order to guarantee gas supply, in localities affected by the teamster's strike, Security Secretary Sergio Berni confirmed

  • 14/06/2012 | Argentina

    Wage talks fail, teamsters union ratifies 'surprise strikes'

    The teamsters' union failed to reach an agreement with companies in the sector during the wage talks held at the Labour Ministry, after the delegates of the union headed by Hugo Moyano did not accept the proposal of a 18 percent hike paid in three parts.

  • 15/06/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters' union lift cash van strike

    The teamsters’ union led by Pablo Moyano lifted the cash van strike it held today. Union Secretary Victor Hugo Pistone told reporters that starting Monday, our activities shall be carried out as normal. However, he said that on Saturday and Sunday there will no distribution of money and ATMs shall no be refilled.

  • 18/06/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters' union rejects hike offer; threatens with new strikes starting today

    Teamsters’ Union head Pablo Moyano rejected a 21 percent hike offer made by the Logistics Transportation Federation at a meeting at the Labour Ministry held to meet common ground. Likewise, the unionist threatened with more fuel distribution and rubbish collection strikes starting today, and urged the national government to eliminate the tax income.

  • 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.

  • 10/06/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano attacks Govt's economic policy

    Teamsters’ Union head Pablo Moyano, came on stage to once again question the National Government’s economic policies. Thus, the unionist assured that the barriers to imports hurt the transport industry, hence the truck drivers’ working conditions.

  • 10/06/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano, Scioli seen together amidst Gov't criticism

    The head of the CGT labour confederation, Hugo Moyano, was seen in public with Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli and renewed his support for his eventual presidential bid in 2015. At the same time, Pablo Moyano questioned the Government’s economic policies.

  • 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. 

  • 31/05/2012 | Argentina

    ‘Moyano is mistaken and should apologize,’ says Anibal Fernandez

    Victory Front Senator and former Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández tackled Labour Confederation (CGT) leader Hugo Moyano today for criticizing President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration and calling him a “fairground clown” during an interview yesterday.

  • 09/05/2012 | Argentina

    'I'd rather lose with dignity than win ashamed,' Moyano

    The head of the CGT labour confederation, Hugo Moyano, assured he’d rather “lose with dignity” in the umbrella union elections than “win ashamed,” in what was seen as a harsh message towards his competitors in the race and the National Government.

  • 12/05/2012 | Argentina

    'Apparently, if you ask for a pay rise, you are considered the enemy'

    The feud between the Government and Hugo Moyano took a turn for the worse today as the CGT union leader assured that "It would seem that asking for a salary increase is being an enemy to the country,' following President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's criticisms.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 03/05/2012 | Argentina

    'CFK’s arrogance bothers me,' Moyano says

    CGT secretary general Hugo Moyano seemed confident he would be reelected as the head of the umbrella union in the July 12 elections and once again criticized the Fernández de Kirchner administration by saying that “he is bothered by the President’s arrogance.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 15/04/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano calls for Gov't to stay out of CGT elections

    CGT leader Hugo Moyano considered that the Government “shouldn’t meddle in union elections,” and assured that “workers do not create a crisis, politicians do.” 

  • 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.

  • 25/03/2012 | Argentina

    Lescano warns opposition candidate to succeed Moyano has 'great support'

    The head of the power workers union and member of the so-called “fat cat unionists,” Oscar Lescano, warned that an eventual candidacy by the leader of the Metal Workers Union (UOM), Antonio Caló, to succeed CGT labour confederation boss Hugo Moyano “has already garnered great support within his organization.”

  • 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.

  • 29/03/2012 | Argentina

    Teamsters' union lift Friday's strike

    The truck drivers’ union announced it lifted the national strike and march towards the Labour Ministry scheduled for Friday, as a new opportunity to negotiate over the situation of the 2,300 workers of Eki supermarket chain appeared.

  • 13/03/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano on possibility of general strike: 'all options are on the table'

    CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano once again repeated that he doesn’t rule out calling a general strike because, as the Government continues to ignore their claims, workers “are reaching the limit of their patience.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 04/03/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano hopes he is not 'pushed to call for a general strike'

    As tensions between the CGT labour confederation and the National Government continue to rise, the organization’s leader Hugo Moyano once again targeted the Fernández de Kirchner administration over the lack of progress in the collective bargaining talks and warned that he hopes “they don’t push him into a general strike.”

  • 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.”

  • 06/02/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano says relation with Gov't 'not broken, just going through impasse'

    CGT leader Hugo Moyano assured in a television interview that his relationship with the Government “is not broken, we’re just going through an impasse.” He also said he will be meeting with the President on Tuesday.

  • 08/02/2012 | Argentina

    Moyano meets with Scioli, ratifies resignation

    Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli met with CGT umbrella union boss Hugo Moyano, who ratified his decision of stepping down from his role of vice-president of the Justicialist Party.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 05/02/2012 | Argentina

    'Moyano has failed politically,' Lescano assures

    The head of the power workers’ union, Oscar Lescano, questioned Hugo Moyano’s leadership at the helm of the CGT labour confederation due to his confrontational attitude towards the National Government. “His time in office is over and he has failed politically,” he assured.

  • 06/02/2012 | Argentina

    Aníbal Fernandez: ‘CFK's reelection is not on the government’s agenda’

    Senator and former cabinet chief Aníbal Fernandez said today that a constitutional reform which could enable President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner´s reelection was only a suggestion of the opposition.

  • 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.”  

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 27/01/2012 | Argentina

    Pablo Moyano leaves negotiation table; threatens with strike

    Teamsters threatened the government to call for a strike and march to Plaza de Mayo if the 200 Chubut employees of Camuzzi firm who were fired are not reinstated. The unionists left the negotiation table after an agreement with Labour Ministry’s officials failed to be reached.

  • 19/01/2012 | Argentina

    Truckers clash with police during protests in Chubut

    Members of the Truckers union in Chubut clashed with police officers today during a protest in the centre of Trelew town, while they were campaigning against the removal of outsourced workers from Camuzzi Gas del Sur Company.

  • 24/01/2012 | Argentina

    Randazzo says 'if Moyano resigned, he should go'

    Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo weighed in on the controversy created by CGT leader Hugo Moyano’s alleged resignation from his post in the Justicialist Party and said he believes that "when you resign from office, you should go, not stay.”

  • 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.

  • 27/12/2011 | Argentina

    Fernández calls CGT, AFIP and court workers 'misogynists'

    Kirchnerite Senator Aníbal Fernández came on stage to attack CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano, and open fire against AFIP tax agency workers as well court employees who have decided to go on strike.

  • 12/01/2012 | Argentina

    Barrionuevo says Moyano 'has an expiration date'

    The head of the Restaurant Workers Union, Luis Barrionuevo, assured that CGT leader Hugo Moyano “was a partner in all of the Government’s business,” adding that the unionist “has an expiration date.”

  • 16/01/2012 | Argentina

    'No one's ego can stop the Govt's model,' Mariotto

    As tensions between unionists and the Government continue, Buenos Aires province Deputy Governor Gabriel Mariotto blasted the head of the CGT labour confederation Hugo Moyano after he said he was not happy with Governor Scioli’s decision to join City Mayor Mauricio Macri in a football match in Mar del Plata.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 27/12/2011 | Argentina

    Trucking company owners say no to Christmas bonus

    Trucking company owners came on stage today to warn that’s “technically impossible” to discuss and approve a 2,500 pesos Christmas bonus by this time of the year as the Teamsters Union led by Pablo Moyano is currently demanding.    

  • 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.

  • 18/12/2011 | Argentina

    Union leaders back Moyano but disapprove of his methods

    As tension between the National Government and Hugo Moyano continue to grow, the secretary general of the Construction Workers’ Union (Uocra) Gerardo Martínez seemed to agree with the CGT leader’s recent statements when he said that “making demands does not equal blackmailing.”

  • 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.

  • 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

    '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.”

  • 23/11/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano: 'next salary talks will be based on supermarket inflation index'

    CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano warned that the next salary discussion will be based on the “supermarket inflation index” instead of the INDEC’s, and assured that the umbrella union will “keep defending workers until there’s social justice for everyone.”

  • 24/11/2011 | Argentina

    'We have to innovate in the relationship with workers'

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José Ignacio De Mendiguren, assured "we have to innovate in the relationship with workers." Although he did not give specific information about the upcoming wage talks, he said “no one is surprised by the fact that Moyano wants it all.”

  • 11/12/2011 | Argentina

    Rossi plays down Moyano's absence during swearing-in ceremony

    The head of the Victory Front’s caucus in the Lower House, Deputy Agustín Rossi played down yesterday's absence of CGT boss Hugo Moyano during yesterday's swearing-in ceremony of 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.

  • 22/11/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't distances self from Moyano, refuses to support revenue sharing bill

    While speaking at the UIA’s annual conference, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner distanced herself even further from CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano, assuring “she’s got enough parchment to credit the workers’ interests.” 

  • 23/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to Moyano: 'I will support every worker, domestic labour'

    In a message that she seemed to aim at CGT leader Hugo Moyano, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that “she will always be seen in every factory, supporting every worker and corporation that fights to keep producing and creating domestic labour.”

  • 03/11/2011 | Argentina

    CGT leader Hugo Moyano's son Emiliano dies

    One of CGT leader Hugo Moyano’s sons died on Thursday, a spokesman from the Truck Drivers’ Union announced.

  • 04/11/2011 | Argentina

    Funeral service held for Hugo Moyano's son Emiliano

    A funeral service was held in the Montserrat neighbourhood of the capital, for one of CGT leader Hugo Moyano’s sons who died on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano vows to support Gov't, but will continue to make demands

    CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano ratified his allegiance to Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government after her astounding reelection, although he warned that the umbrella organization “would not stop asking for what belongs to them.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 13/10/2011 | Argentina

    'We don't expect Moyano to vanish'

    By Pablo Jiménez.
    Ever since Oscar Lescano admitted that the Moyano era is coming to an end at the CGT labour confederation, the premise was installed as a fact. But, unlike the dreams of some unions, the business sector sees a similar movie that counts with the presence of Moyano.

  • 17/10/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano urges Gov't to 'follow Peronist doctrine'

    During a ceremony celebrating the 66th anniversary of the Peronist Loyalty, CGT umbrella union secretary general Hugo Moyano asked the National Government to “follow with the Peronist doctrine” and start building “decent housing for workers.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 03/09/2011 | Argentina

    'Leaving confrontations aside is essential for economic growth,' De Mendiguren warns

    UIA Argentine Industrial Union leader José Ignacio de Mendiguren assured that in order to move forward with economic development, “it is essential to end with national confrontations” and warned that the worst case-scenario for Argentine finances is that Brazil’s economy growth stalls.

  • 05/07/2011 | Argentina

    'If all voting workers rally behind me, we can be invincible,' Moyano

    While attending a lunch with several top ranking CGT officials, the umbrella union’s leader Hugo Moyano assured that “if he manages to talk the over twelve million voting workers” into rallying behind him, his organization will become “invincible.”

  • 06/07/2011 | Argentina

    'It's understandable that Moyano is upset,' Tomada

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada assured today that Moyano’s complaints towards the Government after they failed to increase the presence of unionists in the ballots’ lawmakers list are “understandable” and asked that his statements are nor considered to be “confrontational.” 

  • 22/07/2011 | Argentina

    'We were victims of a dirty campaign,' Tomada insists

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada insisted he and mayoral candidate Daniel Filmus were “victims of a dirty campaign,” while visiting Ambito de debate, Ambito Financiero’s tv show, which airs Thursdays on Canal 26 cable news channel.

  • 08/06/2011 | Argentina

    'Inflation in Argentina is a problem,' Hugo Moyano admits

    CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano admitted that “inflation in Argentina is a problem.” He also said that, despite the several criminal cases open against him, he is not afraid of going to jail.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 17/05/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano, on being CFK's running mate: 'I'm either number one or nothing'

    CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano assured that he supports a potencial decision by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to seek reelection and that she is the only candidate he has vowed to support. He refused to comment, however, on the President’s speech in which she blasted unions last week.

  • 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.

  • 06/06/2011 | Argentina

    Refuse collectors' lift blockade over medical malpractice

    Unionists lifted a blockade on the intersection of Sarmiento and Figueroa Alcorta avenues, after Héctor López, a representative from the Trucker’s Union, approached the area in order to listen to their demands.

  • 10/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to Moyano: 'lower confrontation levels instead of asking for reelection'

    During a press conference in the Government House, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said that “instead of so many people supporting her to be reelected,” she prefers “cooperation so disputes can be solved without applying a kind of pressure that only makes matters worse.”

  • 15/05/2011 | Argentina

    ‘Moyano and the Gov’t have been together since day one,’ Macri assures

    City Mayor Mauricio Macri blasted President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and assured that despite her recent criticism towards CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano, “the Government and him have been partners since day one.” He also accused the President of “confusing the population” by linking her current health state to her struggle with unions.

  • 17/05/2011 | Argentina

    Ocaña: 'It will be hard for CFK to break off with Moyano'

    After the confirmation of the indictments of allies close to Hugo Moyano, former Health Minister Graciela Ocaña, continued to link the Argentine Trucker’s Union to what became known as the Medicine mafia and accused the president for not stopping the flow of money from the public health insurance companies to the CGT.

  • 01/05/2011 | Argentina

    'I wish Moyano weren't so powerful,' UIA head says

    Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) head José Ignacio de Mendiguren explained that the revenue sharing bill is a “broad issue that, like any other issue, must be thoroughly discussed.” He also said he wished CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano “weren’t so powerful.”

  • 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

    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.”

  • 08/04/2011 | Argentina

    CFK, Moyano together in Transport Summit dinner

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner urged the transport businessmen to invest in Argentina after guaranteeing that she “will keep this economic growth model against all odds.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 30/03/2011 | Argentina

    Labour Minister announces 24% salary hike for truck drivers

    Labour Minister Carlos Tomada announced that truck drivers will get a 24 percent salary hike. The announcement was made after CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano met with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in the Government House.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 20/03/2011 | Argentina

    Recalde says 'no doubt' he'll be CFK's candidate for VP

    Hugo Moyano ally and national deputy Héctor Recalde said that not only would he be “thrilled” to be the vice presidential candidate for Cristina Fernández de Kirchner but also that he has no doubt that this will in fact be so.

  • 23/03/2011 | Argentina

    Moyano files lawsuit over Swiss court's investigation, says there was 'procedural fraud'

    After assuring he is in no way related to the Covelia rubbish collecting company, CGT labour confederation leader Hugo Moyano filed a lawsuit in Judge Oyarbide's court, arguing that the investigation against him led by a Swiss court was based on “irregular procedures.”

  • 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

    Swiss prosecutors say Moyano not involved in money laundering probe; Oyarbide requests further information

    Federal Judge Norberto Oyarbide requested further details to Switzerland regarding an ongoing money laundering investigation. Ambassador Johanees Matyassi informed the Argentine government that the investigation is not tied to Moyano and his organization. BuenosAiresHerald.com received the same reply from Switzerland’s Attorney General’s office.

  • 18/03/2011 | Argentina

    CFK blasts 'powerful sectors' who want to'divide'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner blasted “some powerful sectors” try to “put a spoke in the wheel” and summoned the pro-government officials to keep “united to fight against poverty and illegality.”

  • 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

    Swiss Justice requests information on Hugo Moyano

    Swiss Justice Ministry requested information on CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano and his son Pablo, within the framework ofa money laundering probe. Judge Norberto Oyarbide will handle the case in Buenos Aires.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 22/12/2010 | Argentina

    Additional bonus demands 'would make situation spin out of control,' Méndez

    Only minutes before meeting with CGT labour union confederation leader Hugo Moyano, the head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) Héctor Méndez said he was willing to restart dialogue in order to restore peace between both sectors, although he warned that if workers demand for more than a 30 percent salary increase as a precondition to meet, the situation will “spin out of control.”

  • 23/04/2014 | Sports

    Javier Cantero resigns as Independiente president

    Following Cantero's resignation, the club confirmed that second vice-president Claudio Keblaitis would take temporary command of the Diablos Rojos.

  • 06/07/2014 | Sports

    Moyano elected as new Independiente president

    Trade union heavyweight Hugo Moyano is set to become the new president of recently-promoted Independiente, as the first election results signal the CGT Azopardo head as clear winner at the Avellaneda club.

  • 17/07/2014 | Sports

    Milito rejects chance to take over as Independiente coach

    Former Independiente defender Gabriel Milito finally backtracked on his decision to take over as head coach at the Avellaneda side, and will continue training the younger players at the club after declining the chance to succeed Omar De Felippe in the top role.


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