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Argentina declares compulsory conciliation to end crippling strike at export ports

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011 - 07:06 UTC
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Argentina's government has ordered unions to suspend a week-old strike at leading grains ports for a 15-day period to hold talks with company bosses, a Labour Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. Read full article

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  • briton

    dictatorship on its way again ?
    if these guys want to strike, then they have the right to strike.
    you stand up for your rights, and dam your government .

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    what will it take to get this lazy bums to work, I guess the price of export is not high enought, if they wait a few more days the price of food export will allow Argentine to sale less for more money, if they don't quit the strike we can turn all food stuff into bio fuel, if Argentina wanted this people to go back to work they should fine anyone not meeting their contracts, I am glad we elected queen Cristina, I wonder when UK will elect a new queen to come here and patronize us ? pests never learn to respect.

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 04:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    These people will soon be hands at work. Do not worry.

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 04:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pedro

    The Kirchnerite model - ha ha ha. Putting Moyano on a pedestal - thats what you get. Workers can extort higher wages but farmers must first give Cristina her cut and cant increase their prices.Everyone else gets rich. The goose laying the golden egg will either die or fight back.It might just cost Cristina at the ballot box

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • atk357

    Yes, it looks like another Dictator in the making! Will Argentina follow Egypt? CK has no sense at all on economics, and world affairs.
    Looking at Pedro's comments....I think the goose laying the egg will not die, but it may turn around and bite!! It happened before...it may happen again.

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    #5 no economic sense ?? is it the tax that is causing the problem or is it the lazy workers causing it ?? I am an Argentine in Canada and I pay 14% in tax to the government as well as 26% fuel tax and you don't see us in Canada calling Canada a dictatorship, I guess that term is only used for a all none-white groups.

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 07:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    come on 6 I (#)
    people have the right to strike if they feel it is warranted, you know this.
    as for tax, none of us like paying tax, as I live in London I can assure you that we also pay high taxes and very high taxes in petrol tax for the bloody government, is it not true that they say, [if it moves tax it, if it don’t , tax it anyway] nothing in this world is free my friend ,nothing .

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 09:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • atk357

    Everyone pays taxes, we know that very well in th USA. This is not the issue. Let's take a look at her tone...
    “We always tell workers and their leaders that they must always defend the Kirchnerite model, because they are the first to see its benefits. If things take a turn for the worst, they will be the first to be affected,” she said.

    If that's not “dictatorial”....well....
    Why defend the K's model? ...she is try to nationalize all she can in contrast to FDR, trade and international business sense! I taught business and economics at the University level for years. I tell you, I don't know what book is she reading. It just does not make sense.

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 09:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    #8 the reason I deffend Cristina is because I don't know any Argentine president who made Argentina an economic succes, all we need now is higher taxes and more intitutional jobs to circulate the national capital and give up the dependency on foreign exchange, I will like to see a 50% fee on all foreign exchanges as well as a 50% tax on raw materials, we need to keep our resources to create more jobs and strenghten the infrastructure of the Argentine economy, anything short of a 40% tax on export will be a waste of money and time, taxes are the muscle that keep wealthy countryes economically sound.

    Feb 02nd, 2011 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pedro

    That is exactly my point. If Cristina was fair she would institute a general recovery tax on all sectors of the economy,including workers.The farming sector have been the cash cow for too long. Let Moyano and his cronies as well as all other industries contribute too, then farm taxes could be lowered or spread across the entire economy. Now the farmers are the enemy that are slowly being destroyed. The beef industry is a case in point.

    Feb 03rd, 2011 - 08:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    In Argentina we seem to forget a lot of things. for example that cargill had a 68% increase in profits in 2010, and that they evaded taxes on a scheme, I seen corporations manipulate Argentina's economy to the ground in 2001. the oil corporates did the samething in Venezuela, If Argentina doesn't put a stop to the bullys forcing the people to strike, we will see a repeat of the 2001 economic fall of Argentina.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703440004575547882253798028.html

    Feb 03rd, 2011 - 10:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    “compulsory conciliation”

    A fine oxymoron.
    :-)

    Feb 03rd, 2011 - 10:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    TWIMC
    What a “BIG” difference a “little” word can make……….
    Guess who said the following:

    “We tell workers and their leaders that they must always defend the OBAMANITE model”
    “We tell workers and their leaders that they must always defend the CAMERONITE model”
    “We tell workers and their leaders that they must always defend the MERKELINITE model”
    “We tell workers and their leaders that they must always defend the SARKOZYTE model”
    We tell workers and their leaders that they must always defend the BERLUSCONITE model”
    “We tell workers and their leaders that they must always defend the KIRCHNERITE model”

    Well……..
    Maybe Obama or Cameron or Merkel or Sarkozy or Berlusconi did…..
    But not Cristina Kirchner..........
    She never used the word ”KIRCHNERITE”.
    Don’t you believe me? Check it yourself…. Between minutes 12:00 and 15:00
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtNe6qDPUlo

    Brainwash in the Internet age is only for turnips…..
    But, of course, the various comentators of this article know that already.
    Right?

    Feb 03rd, 2011 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    food subsidies didn't work for Egypt, export tax is a way better tool to limit the outflow of none renewable limited resources, wake up! EARTH CALLING POLITICIANS EVERYWERE, HUNGRY PEOPLE WILL BE COMING FOR YOU !!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_ctJqjlrHA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_ctJqjlrHA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_ctJqjlrHA

    Feb 03rd, 2011 - 07:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    Argricultural produce is NOT a non-renewable resource. Fool.

    Feb 04th, 2011 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    #15 sure not what gived you that idea ?? however they are limited aren't they ?? what's your point ? my 12 year old niece could figured that out, hoo I get it your comment is suppose to make you sound smart, shhhh no worryes your secret is safe with me. LOL just don't type anything anymore, you risk becoming the elephant in the room.

    Feb 04th, 2011 - 10:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    Quote (I)

    “I guess the price of export is not high enought, if they wait a few more days the price of food export will allow Argentine to sale less for more money, if they don't quit the strike we can turn all food stuff into bio fuel,”

    “anything short of a 40% tax on export will be a waste of money and time, taxes are the muscle that keep wealthy countryes economically sound”

    “export tax is a way better tool to limit the outflow of none renewable limited resources”

    I rest my case.

    BTW I(diot),

    “however they are limited aren't they ”

    ALL resources, products, exports et al are limited. Fool.

    Feb 05th, 2011 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    wow excuse me ! I didn't know you had a case going ??? how big is the file ?? lol I didn't know you where a judge neither, what can I tell you ? I like paying taxes and that “ALL” homsexuals think of me as a fool, you are not the firstone, am I supposed to feel bad ??? now don't keep coming on to me, I am not here to get you to like me, quite the oposite.

    Feb 06th, 2011 - 12:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    It is truly pitiful when RGs try to use sarcasm, you should stick to what you're good at such as........er.......sorry, nothing occurs to me right now, I'll get back to you if I think of anything.

    Feb 06th, 2011 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    18 I
    Does that mean that everyone who finds you foolish is a homosexual? Surely not; that would be everyone here!
    I can only conclude than that you hang out with homosexuals and they all find you foolish. Sensible people.

    Feb 06th, 2011 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • I

    #19 nothing ever occurs to you that's what you have a queen for call her and ask her if you can think on your own.

    #20 not really I am a proud homofovic, this is why as soon I hear a brit talk I make sure to keep my back to the wall.

    Feb 07th, 2011 - 07:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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