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Macri claims Argentina hid unemployment with 'worthless public jobs', at Labor Day event with dissident union

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 08:18 UTC
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Argentine president Mauricio Macri attended an event at a dissident union headquarters in the City of Buenos Aires where he marked the Labour Day with unionized workers of the food sector, and blasted the previous administration for hiding unemployment with public jobs. Read full article


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  • golfcronie

    If there is a General Strike do the workers get paid? If not then they are cutting their own throats and Moyano is going down a dangerous path. Still he will get paid in any event. Talk about hypocrites.

    May 02nd, 2016 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Just like I said on another thread last week.

    1. I believe under current law they get paid when they strike. That would be a good law for Macri to get rid of quickly.

    Let them strike and starve.
    Eventually the people will get sick and tired of the whining and the problems they are creating with their lives. Once they lose general support the Unions will collapse.

    May 02nd, 2016 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    It depends. Generally if there is a formal strike, employers are typically not obligated to pay workers who don't show up for work. I have seen legal cases here where workers said they could not get into the workplace during formal or informal strikes due to the striking workers, and their demands for salary were rejected in the courts. Sometimes there is an allegation that an employer initiates a lockout or otherwise initiates a strike, and in that case the workers typically have a right to their salaries. There are various flavours to all of this including different categories of work interruptions and slowdowns.

    May 02nd, 2016 - 04:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    You say noquis, I say gnocchi - hell, why not fire all of them?

    One if the things that is so charming about rg is its striking similarity to Chicago and its government largesse.

    A city of Chicago employee can be voraciously attacked for doing no work or just as likely for doing too much.

    And when caught in petty pilfering they both invoke the chump change defense.

    May 03rd, 2016 - 03:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lucifer

    Lefty Mascot:

    They should all vigorously “re-educated”

    May 03rd, 2016 - 06:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    It's well known that when there are no arguments, one of the few things that all cretins can do, is to underestimate all those people who don't think like them, or to confuss the society repeating ridiculous myths.
    Since february, i have had the opportunity of talking to some workers, who were fired from the central bank, when this new administration took office, they used to work in the control areas, and decided to make a permanent encamping in the doors of the institution. They stayed there for almost THREE months, and only a few chanels showed that protest, but no more than twice or thrice, along all this time. Anyway, since some days ago, they were reincorporated, in the same way that many other people, who were also fired from other statal entities, had to be reincorporated too, which shows that this reactionary government didn't investigate seriosully whether they were ñoquis, or whether their jobs were worthless.
    Although some people don't accept it, this administration is just implementing the hard cuts that we warned during the campaign, anyway, i'm not going to commit the stupid and misserable mistake of underestimating our citizens who chose Macri in the ballotage, because not many people know about politic, and most of them are usually deceived by the politicians, who brake with their promises, as Macri did.
    On the other hand, if there was an honest discussion about the jobs in public sectors, it would be necesary to say that in a context where the state recovered many of the enterprices that had been sold in the 90's, it was pretty obvious that there were going to be more statal workers, beside, Capital Federal, is one district where public jobs more increased, however, for misserable people, like most of the members of the actual government, it will always be much easyer to stigmatize the dignity of statal workers, because they need to take this kind of measures, to keep on benefiting rich people.

    May 04th, 2016 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Are you serious or is the above a weak attempt at sarcasm?

    Either way - it's a massive fail.

    May 05th, 2016 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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