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  • 10/09/2014 | Argentina

    CFK urges businessmen to continue Pro.cre.auto car plan

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led UIA’s annual dinner in Tecnópolis, where she urged industrialists to apply Pro.cre.auto plan in order to boost car sales.

  • 02/09/2014 | Argentina

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

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

  • 03/09/2014 | Argentina

    UIA's Funes de Rioja says business leaders 'not angry, worried'

    Deputy President of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) Daniel Funes de Rioja said private-sector business leaders were not “angry” but “worried” about the anti-hoarding bill the government hopes will enjoy smooth passage in the Senate today.

  • 03/09/2014 | Argentina

    'Voting yes to everything recalls dictatorship-era due obedience law'

    As senators readied to start today’s marathon-like session in which the government hopes to gain an easy passing for some key bills, UIA head Héctor Méndez renewed industrial leaders’ criticism of the project aiming to modify Argentina’s anti-hoarding legislation.

  • 14/08/2014 | Argentina

    UIA threatens to take the consumption reform to court if passed

    Argentine Industrial Union [UIA] Vice-President José Urtubey said that if the reform that the Executive seeks for the Supply law is passed by the Congress they will “resort to the court”

  • 14/08/2014 | Argentina

    Costa slams 'malicious' UIA leaders over supply law criticisms

    Internal Trade secretary Augusto Costa has warned that the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) is behaving inappropriately and even maliciously in its criticisms of a new Supply law proposed by the government, accusing the business chamber of trying to install fear in the public.

  • 19/08/2014 | Argentina

    'Business leaders must stop political chicanery'

    Cabinet Chief Capitanich fired back against critics of the bills drafted by the Executive to reform several consumption and production laws saying “business leaders must stop political chicanery and strategies that seek to distort (public) opinion.”

  • 12/08/2014 | Argentina

    UIA: gov't intervention bill puts 'investment, financing' at risk

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) Héctor Méndez questioned the government-sponsored project that aims at moving forward with price watch policies. According to the industrial leader, such a move could jeopardise companies’ “investment” and “financing.”

  • 13/08/2014 | Argentina

    Consumer protection bills seek to 'enforce the Constitution' - Capitanich

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich responded to Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) criticism of the government-fueled bill to reform several consumptions laws, including the Supply law, saying it is a “high quality” project that aims to “enforce the Article 42 of the Constitution.”

  • 14/08/2014 | Argentina

    'AEA, UIA, COPAL represent the interests of concentrated powers'

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended once again the bill drafted by the Executive to amend laws that protect consumers and regulate companies and bashed its critics, mainly industrial leaders, saying they “represent the interests of concentrated powers”.

  • 11/08/2014 | Argentina

    UIA representatives meet with gov't officials, urge to ease supplies imports

    Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) leaders met with Domestic Trade Secretary Augusto Costa and asked him to “ease the import of necessary supplies.” The government pledged export promotion measures.

  • 11/08/2014 | Argentina

    UIA's De Mendiguren highlights discussions with gov't resumed

    After a meeting between government officials and representatives from the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) today, its secretary Ignacio De Mendiguren, considered the meeting “positive” and stated that “the most important thing is that we resumed discussions.”

  • 12/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich defends new consumer protection bills

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has said the government is expecting the Congress to discuss the series of new bills drafted by the Executive to amend laws that protect consumers and regulate companies.

  • 06/08/2014 | Argentina

    Economy Minister warns against 'local vultures'

    Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said that the government is “closely monitoring” business leaders to make sure they “do not take advantage of the vulture funds dispute”.

  • 07/08/2014 | Argentina

    ‘To say that there is no investment because of vultures is a lie’

    The economy minister reiterated his criticism against industrial leaders for "using" Argentina’s dispute with vulture funds as an “excuse” for not investing. He said that the “government is an ally” of those who invest.

  • 11/08/2014 | Argentina

    Capitanich denies further devaluation plans

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rejected that the government plans to further devaluate the peso, in response to criticism by Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) head Héctor Méndez, who had suggested that it might need to intervene to accelerate the devaluation.

  • 28/04/2014 | Argentina

    Industrial leaders tell Kicillof of inflation 'concern'

    Representatives of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) today met with Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, telling the national government figure of their concerns over the nation's inflation rate as they shared a lunch.

  • 04/06/2014 | Argentina

    ‘Industrial leadership has an obsolete mindset’

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich rebuked UIA industrial chamber head Héctor Méndez who has repeatedly called for “economic adjusment”, criticising the government’s fiscal policies. “Industrial leadership has an obsolete mindset, from the past, it should be looking to the future,” Capitanich stressed.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    Industrial production drops 3.4% in April

    According to the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), national industrial production fell 3.4 percent in April compared to the same month of 2013.

  • 07/03/2014 | Argentina

    Government critic, industrial leader Méndez meets CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be meeting the head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) Héctor Méndez this afternoon, amid government criticism that business leaders and private-sector retailers were to blame for the rise in prices.

  • 15/03/2014 | Argentina

    UIA's Méndez questions gov't's 'demonization' of business leaders

    The Kirchnerite administration should not “demonize” business leaders “that much” because they don’t are “coup plotters,” head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) Héctor Méndez has affirmed.

  • 23/04/2014 | Argentina

    'Business leaders are not on warpath against the government'

    In a speech broadcast live on television and radio, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated the new cars of the San Martín train service as part of a 1.6 billion dollar investment in Argentina’s railway system. The alliance between the private and the public sector is “strategic,” CFK assured.

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina 'really getting on track again,' Ratazzi

    The Fiat Argentina CEO showed himself excited about the changes the government has carried out over the past weeks including the designation of Jorge Capitanich as cabinet chief. There is "a very good business environment," Ratazzi told reporters.

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    Capitanich calls for 'business development' with 'social inclusion'

    In charge of closing the 19th Annual Conference of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), the cabinet chief called for a “federal, integrated country” where the “false contradiction” between the farming and the industrial sectors can be sidelined.

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    US praises Argentine agreements with Repsol and ICSID

    By Pablo Jiménez
    A UIA meeting in Cardales was the stage for the first meeting between the Cabinet Chief and the United States' most senior representative in Argentina. Kevin Sullivan, who is in charge of the US embassy on an interim basis, met with Jorge Capitanich backstage at the industrial organisation's annual event.

  • 30/11/2013 | Argentina

    UIA's Méndez praises Kicillof's 'strength,' 'knowledge'

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) expressed his support of the newly designated Economy Minister praising Axel Kicillof’s “strength.” Héctor Méndez also referred to Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich and to former Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno.

  • 02/12/2013 | Argentina

    Kicillof warns about the 'rancid syrup of neoliberalism'

    With a pro-dialogue but firm stance, the Economy Minister participated today in the 19th Annual Assembly of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA). Axel Kicillof said are no “economic models” that involve “no tensions.”

  • 03/12/2013 | Argentina

    Argentina needs 'foreign support,' YPF's Galuccio

    The YPF CEO was participating today of the 19th Annual Conference of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA). In his address to private-sector leaders, Miguel Galuccio called for both “domestic and foreign support” in the energy sector.

  • 03/09/2013 | Argentina

    Ratazzi says 'Presidents must leave office once terms end'

    Deputy Chairman of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) Cristiano Ratazzi commented on the government’s economic agenda and considered President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner “should leave office once her term ends.” Ratazzi called it the “anti-Chávez rules of democracy.”

  • 17/09/2013 | Argentina

    UIA's Méndez reaffirms criticism of gov't but 'stands' for dialogue

    Head of the Argentine Industrial Union Héctor Méndez has renewed his criticism of the government but insisted on dialogue. Last week the business leader considered a “stronger” economy minister was probably being needed, prompting reactions from President CFK.

  • 28/10/2013 | Argentina

    ‘Massa’s victory goes beyond the province,’ De Mendiguren

    After winning a Lower House seat for the Renewal Front in Sunday’s midterm elections, the former chief of the Argentine Industrial Union, José de Mendiguren, came on stage to stress Sergio Massa’s victory “goes beyond the BA province.”

  • 09/05/2013 | Argentina

    José De Mendiguren on whitewashing bill: 'Real estate and energy sectors could regain dynamism'

    The president of the Argentine Industrial Union José De Mendiguren came on stage today to talk about the government's plan to whitewash dollars through a tax amnesty saying that sectors like real estate and energy could regain dynamism.

  • 21/05/2013 | Argentina

    UIA downgrades unemployment trends

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA in Spanish) José Ignacio de Mendiguren today played down the jobless rates unveiled yesterday by the INDEC, but recognized a reduction in extra hours and working days schedules.

  • 02/07/2013 | Argentina

    De Mendiguren says 'ok' to investigate 'big taxpayers'

    Secretary of Argentina’s Industrial Union (UIA) José Ignacio De Mendiguren considered “fine” that the AFIP tax agency investigates “big taxpayers” and down played versions that link political reasons with the tax investigation involving the sons of Supreme Court head Ricardo Lorenzetti.

  • 20/03/2013 | Argentina

    UIA: Industrial output begins year with losses

    The industrial output registered a 0.4 percent drop in January year-on-year, according to the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA).

  • 21/03/2013 | Argentina

    Betnaza blasts 'the handling of the exchange rate'

    The vice-president of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) and director of Techint, Luis Betnaza, blasted the Government's "handling" of the exchange rate policies and considered that they only generate "speculations."

  • 09/04/2013 | Argentina

    UIA leaders fail to reach consensus over new leader

    Board members of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) failed to reach an agreement and decided to meet again in fifteen days in order to pick the new president of the organization.

  • 10/12/2012 | Argentina

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

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

  • 03/01/2013 | Argentina

    UIA shows concern about La Rural issue

    The Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) showed its "concern" about the situation regarding the Argentine Rural Society's (SRA) La Rural property in Palermo, after the Government ordered its expropriation.

  • 24/01/2013 | Argentina

    UIA considers 'logical' having a 6-peso exchange rate

    Argentine Industrial Union Vice PresidentJuan Carlos Sacco considered today reaching a dollar exchange rate’s selling price of 6 pesos by the end of the year, as the Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno forecasted, “is totally logical.”

  • 14/08/2012 | Argentina

    UIA: Industrial output drops 6.1% in June

    The industrial output dropped 6.1 percent in June compared to the volume registered during the same month last year, the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) reported.

  • 25/08/2012 | Argentina

    'We'll harm employment if wages increase in non-rational manner,' UIA's head

    The Vice-president of the Argentine Industrial Union, Daniel Funes de Roja, stressed the fact that “we have the highest minimum wage in the region. I’d rather have a worker that earns a little less than the minimum wage in the future, but has social benefits and is registered,” as the Wage Council is set to meet on Tuesday.

  • 16/10/2012 | Argentina

    UIA: Industrial output drops 2% in August

    The industrial output fell 2 percent in August year-on-year, and has accumulated a 1.3 percent drop in 2012 so far, according to the Argentina Industrial Union (UIA).

  • 17/07/2012 | Argentina

    UIA: Industrial output plummets 5.1% in May

    The industrial output registered a 5.1 percent drop in May compared to the same period in 2011, according to the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA).

  • 29/07/2012 | Argentina

    Biolcati blasts UIA leaders over decision to skip Rural Expo opening

    The head of the Rural Society, Hugo Biolcati, blasted the authorities of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) for their decision to skip the opening ceremony of the 2012 Rural Expo and assured that they did it “out of fear of Government retaliation.”

  • 04/08/2012 | Argentina

    'Devaluation will not magically save us,' De Mendiguren

    Argentine Industrial Union head José Ignacio de Mendiguren says he wholeheartedly agrees with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s criticism to those who back a devaluation of the peso, in an interview with Ambito.com

  • 19/06/2012 | Argentina

    'Latin America at risk, Argentina safe,' says UIA head

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) José de Mendiguren stressed that in the face of the global economic crisis, Latin American countries are more at risk of being affected, adding it was necessary to “advance toward creating a new economic order.”

  • 09/07/2012 | Argentina

    'It's clear that the economy has dropped'

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union, José Ignacio de Mendiguren, admitted that "it's clear that the activity level has dropped," and warned that "the construction-related sectors are delying new projects."

  • 10/07/2012 | Argentina

    UIA head says dollar restrictions are 'over exaggerated'

    President of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José de Mendiguren, stated this morning that the restrictions on dollar purchases “are over exaggerated.”

  • 12/03/2012 | Argentina

    De Mendiguren warns local industry hit by import barriers

    Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) head José Ignacio de Mendiguren reiterated his claim for a revision of the non-automatic licensing for imports and warned companies have services impaired by the lack of consumables and agricultural inputs caused by import barriers imposed by the national government.

  • 05/05/2012 | Argentina

    'Profits have been redistributed and reinvested,' De Mendiguren

    Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) head José Ignacio de Mendiguren assured “profits have been redistributed and invested,” following President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s claims for businessmen to increase their investments. Regarding YPF’s newly appointed CEO Miguel Galuccio, De Mendiguren said he approves the Head of State’s choice.

  • 08/06/2012 | Argentina

    UIA: Industrial output drops 3% in April

    The industrial output dropped 3 percent in April year-on-year, while it grew 1 percent during the first quarter of 2012, according to the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA).

  • 20/01/2012 | Argentina

    UIA urges AFIP to postpone new advance imports sworn statements

    Argentine Industrial Union head José Ignacio de Mendiguren said today he is “concerned” over the new advance imports worn statements and requested AFIP tax collection agency to postpone the February 1st starting day of the new regime.

  • 22/01/2012 | Argentina

    UIA head 'concerned' over new import regulations

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union, José de Mendiguren, once again showed concern over the new series of AFIP-sponsored regulations targeting imports, expected to go in effect this February.

  • 04/02/2012 | Argentina

    Former UIA head predicts wage talks 'will stand between 20-25% increase'

    Former Argentine Industrial Union head Héctor Méndez predicted that the 2012 wage talks will stand "between a 20 percent and 25 percent increase range" and urged unionists and businessmen to be willing to negotiate.

  • 22/11/2011 | Argentina

    CFK defines her next term as a phase of 'fine-tuning'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner disclosed today, the core economics of her new government. The new phase of her presidency begins when she will be sworn in on December 10.The head of state defined the new era as a phase of “fine-tuning,” based upon strong investments and innovative production.

  • 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.”

  • 19/01/2012 | Argentina

    De Mendiguren blasts Brazil's concerns over import restrictions

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José Ignacio de Mendiguren, assured today that the complaints made by Brazil over the Argentine import restrictions are “unjustified.”

  • 05/11/2011 | Argentina

    'The lift of subsidies won't necessarily affect prices,' De Mendiguren

    Upon his return from the G20 Summit in Cannes, Argentine Industrial Union head José Ignacio de Mendiguren said that the Government’s decision to lift subsidies on several public services “if done in the right way, it won’t necessarily be reflected in prices. If subsidies aren’t permanent, they must by reassigned at some point,” he stated.

  • 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.

  • 21/11/2011 | Argentina

    UIA supports subsidy cutbacks if led progressively

    Argentine Industrial Union (UIA in Spanish) Vice President, Juan Carlos Sacco, assured today that the entity has long asked for a change of the subsidy policies, but warned that “it shouldn’t be an abrupt change but rather progressive.”   

  • 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.

  • 14/10/2011 | Argentina

    Industry increases 6.7% in August, UIA

    Industry increased 6.7 percent in August, in comparison to the same month of 2010, UIA Argentine Industrial Union announced.

  • 24/10/2011 | Argentina

    'The challenge is to achieve definite reindustrialization,' De Mendiguren

    Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) head José Ignacio De Mendiguren deemed President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s categorical reelection as “very positive” and stressed the “the strong emphasis that the Government has put in industrial policies.”

  • 25/09/2011 | Argentina

    CGT, UIA leaders clash once more over revenue sharing bill

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

  • 27/09/2011 | Argentina

    De Mendiguren urges Argentines to ‘defend, preserve the gov't model’

    The President of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José de Mendiguren said it was necessary to “defend and preserve” the national government's current economic plan, which has achieved the “largest growth cycle” in the country’s history.

  • 05/10/2011 | Argentina

    'The international crisis is affecting Argentina,' De Mendiguren

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José Ignacio de Mendiguren, warned today that Argentina “is starting to be affected” by the global financial crisis, furthering that the country “is not protected” against the situation.

  • 02/09/2011 | Argentina

    'We need to establish positive ties with unionists,' says UIA head

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José Ignacio de Mendiguren, assured this morning that the country was in need of "national unity," in order to "bring together a project of development." To be able to achieve this, the union head put forward the need to "establish new ties" with trade unionists.

  • 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.

  • 24/09/2011 | Argentina

    The worst case scenario for Argentina 'is that Brazil stops growing' UIA warns

    Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) head José Ignacio De Mendiguren once again warned that  despite the Brazilian’s real devaluation, the worst-case scenario for Argentina is “that Brazil's economy stops growing. In any area, the difference is of 4 to 1, so if it stops growing, foreign markets will have it harder, the internal market will shrink and we will be in trouble.

  • 01/09/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to celebrate Industry Day with UIA, CAME heads

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is to celebrate “Industry Day,” by meet with directors of the UIA industry union this evening. Tomorrow, the head of State will continue the festivities by receiving directors from the Argentine Confederation for Medium-sized Businesses (CAME).

  • 01/09/2011 | Argentina

    UIA head praises National Government's 'productive plan'

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) José Ignacio de Mendiguren, praised the government’s “productive plan” and highlighted that the Argentine industry had doubled its capacity, tripled its exports and created over 500,000 new jobs. 

  • 01/09/2011 | Argentina

    CFK vows to 'keep current economic policies, correct distortions'

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner vowed to “maintain the current economic plan and correct distortions,” in a roomful of businessmen, union leaders, bankers, Government officials and Governors, while heading a dinner in celebration of Industry Day.

  • 12/07/2011 | Argentina

    Industrial activity increases 9.6% in May, UIA reports

    Industrial activity increased 9.6 percent in May, in comparison to the volume registered in the same month of 2010, the Argentine Industrial Union reported.

  • 15/08/2011 | Argentina

    Industrial activity increases 9.3% in June, UIA reports

    Industral activity increased 9.3 percent in June, in comparison to the volume registered during the same month of 2010, the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) reported.

  • 17/08/2011 | Argentina

    'We are concerned about inflation,' UIA VP assures

    Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) vice-president Juan Carlos Sacco explained that the organization is “working alongside the Government”, but he warned that if President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is reelected she will have to take action in order to control “a concerning inflation.” 

  • 18/05/2011 | Argentina

    'Dealing with the exchange rate and not other pressing issues first is a mistake,' UIA to Boudou

    Economy Minister Amado Boudou met with UIA Argentine Industrial Industrial Union leaders, and he made clear that the pillars of the productive model are solid as he listened to the claims and demands of businessmen who discussed several issues, including competitiveness, prices, salaries and a need for financing.

  • 06/06/2011 | Argentina

    Scioli meets top Industrial Union representatives

    Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli met with UIA Industrial Argentine Union José Ignacio de Mendiguren head and other corporate leaders. Both officials agreed on the importance of working “in sync, seeking consensus and competitivity,” after a business lunch.

  • 28/06/2011 | Argentina

    UIA reports worries over gas interruption to the Gov’t

    The Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) presented before the Federal Planning Ministyr and to Enargas gas regulator its worries over the gas interruption that is affecting more than 300 companies all over the country, and received guarantees that the productive businesses will have the energy needed to continue with their production.

  • 04/05/2011 | Argentina

    CFK meets UIA leadership

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with the leaders of the Argentina Industrial Union (UIA) to continue with the “social dialogue.” The head of the union, José Ignacio de Mendiguren, said that the Head of State “insisted on how to solve the litigations.”

  • 05/05/2011 | Argentina

    UIA chief: 'CFK imposes limits to both workers and industrialists'

    The president of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) , José De Mendiguren,  emphasized today the “determination” of president Cristina Kirchner to enhance social dialogue, and guaranteed that the industrial sector will rally “to construct consensuses” with workers.

  • 08/05/2011 | Argentina

    'No one can deny that the country is doing better,' De Mendiguren says

    The head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA), José De Mendiguren, said that “no one can deny that the country is doing better” adding that Argentina’s “political and economical governability is absolutely guaranteed these days.” 

  • 26/04/2011 | Argentina

    De Mendiguren takes office as head of UIA

    Textile businessman José Ignacio de Mendiguren took office as head of the UIA Argentine Industrial Union, post he will keep for the next two years. He stated that the State “shouldn’t be not absent nor omnipresent” and said that a smart State is that one “which regulates conflicts and enables development through efficient and active public policies.”

  • 28/04/2011 | Argentina

    UIA, CGT accept CFK’s invitation to debate

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

  • 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.”

  • 13/03/2011 | Argentina

    Inaccurate inflation figures 'are a big problem,' De Mendiguren says

    Businessman José Ignacio de Mendiguren, who will become the head of the UIA Argentine Industry Union in April, warned that the lack of "accurate inflation figures is a big problem", when it comes to collective bargaining.

  • 13/04/2011 | Argentina

    Méndez criticizes Tomada for lack of trade union control

    The ex-chairman of the UIA Argentine Industrial Union Héctor Méndez accused the Labour Ministry, run by Carlos Tomada, of not having sufficient control over wage negotiations with trade unions.

  • 13/04/2011 | Argentina

    UIA requests revision of decree allowing Gov't participation in private companies

    The Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) expressed in a communiqué its “concern over the modification made by the 414/11 Decree over the conditions of the control and direction of the private companies in which the ANSES social security agency owns stock.”

  • 13/02/2011 | Argentina

    'Our agreement in the organization will continue to be honored,' UIA secretary assures

    Argentina Industrial Union (UIA) Secretary José Ignacio de Mendiguren suggested that the organization would not be holding elections in order to pick a new chairman since the “inside pact that sets the alternation of power between both lists is still valid.”

  • 15/02/2011 | Argentina

    De Mendiguren confident that UIA pact will be respected

    The directive committee of the UIA Argentine industrial union currently meet in the midst of a strong conflict in order to name Miguel Acevedo as interim president until next April. Acevedo will replace Héctor Méndez, who recently resigned and said that holding internal elections would lead to a serious crisis.

  • 15/02/2011 | Argentina

    UIA board of directors accept Méndez' resignation

    The board of directors of the UIA Argentine industrial union accepted the resignation of businessman Héctor Méndez as the head of the union and designated and Miguel Acevedo as interim president until next April.

  • 11/01/2011 | Argentina

    Industrial Union workers confirm postponement of meeting with CGT

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

  • 10/02/2011 | Argentina

    'Agreements can’t last forever,' Ratazzi

    Argentine Industrial Union’s (UIA) vice-president, Cristiano Ratazzi, came up to stage after Héctor Méndez’s resignation to UIA’s chairmanship, and called for immediate internal elections in order to pick a successor.

  • 12/02/2011 | Argentina

    Méndez admits he felt 'tugged' by the internal conflict

    Businessman Héctor Méndez ratified that his resignation as the head of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) is “irrevocable” and complained that during the internal elections there are “internal struggles” in the union.

  • 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.”

  • 23/12/2010 | Argentina

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

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

  • 04/01/2011 | World

    Iran invites IAEA envoys to visit nuclear sites

    Iran has invited envoys from China, the European Union and elsewhere to visit key nuclear sites in a bid to show openness about its disputed atomic work ahead of new talks with major powers later this month.

  • 02/06/2014 | World

    Gov’t slams UIA's Méndez, opposition leaders and defends subsidies policy

    Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the government’s subsidies policy after UIA's head Héctor Méndez called for “economic adjustments” yesterday. “[The government] is encouraging “industrial development,” Capitanich said and praised energy subsidies as one of the key aspects of that policy.


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