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Argentine unions call for nationwide strike on Jan. 24

Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:55 UTC
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Milei seeks to suppress Congress, Palazzo and Daer concurred Milei seeks to suppress Congress, Palazzo and Daer concurred

Argentina's General Labor Confederation (CGT) Thursday called for a nationwide strike next Jan. 24 to protest against President Javier Milei's sweeping emergency decree (DNU) deregulating most aspects of the South American country's economy in addition to the bill sent Wednesday to Congress to deepen those reforms.

The measure would start at 11 am that day, followed by a mass rally before the Congress building in Buenos Aires, it was explained by the CGT's Confederal Central Committee (CCC).

On Jan. 10, union leaders will hold a national plenary meeting to further review the country's situation, which is expected to be attended by leaders such as Pablo Moyano, Héctor Daer, Carlos Acuña, Germán Martínez, José Luis Lingeri, Sergio Palazzo, Andrés Rodríguez, and Noé Ruiz among others.

Most union leaders were reluctant to call for more drastic measures earlier this week but eventually gave in to pressure from social groups anticipating a more profound crisis as Milei's measures become enforceable. In the end, they seemed to have realized that talks with lawmakers from both Houses of Congress were yielding insufficient results.

However, Daer and Palazzo spoke of “the harmful consequences of this DNU” as they arrived at the CGT headquarters Thursday.

Palazzo demanded that the Judiciary monitored Milei's initiatives more attentively because they affected “the situation of the workers” while claiming for himself (Milei) “the power to legislate for two years, with the possibility of extending it for two more years, [which would] mean practically eliminating Congress.”

Daer argued that adding the “DNU to the Omnibus Law [bill] increased the evil exponentially.” He agreed with Palazzo that “the President claimed very broad powers to the point of declaring a total war for two years.”

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • Pale Maiden

    You cannot destroy democracy in order to fix Argentina. You cannot do what you wand at all cost. If Boric takes Parliament's powers as Milei just did, you'd be crying.
    Facho de mierda.

    Dec 29th, 2023 - 12:53 pm +3
  • Chicureo

    This is highly admirable of the labor unions as they realize that the new government is taking no hostages.

    Either Milei succeeds or Argentine politics continues into destruction.

    * * *

    Meanwhile our gypsy clan is settled into our Summer encampment.

    There's nothing better than buying fresh sea food directly from the fisherman that caught thier treasures the same 24 hour period.

    I love Viña!


    Dec 29th, 2023 - 12:15 pm 0
  • notlurking

    Collectively doing things radically can be catastrophic...

    Dec 29th, 2023 - 01:19 pm 0
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