Argentine unionist groups and social organizations took over the streets of Buenos Aires Wednesday causing traffic jams during office hours as they protested against rising inflation and unemployment and the deterioration of living conditions in general under the administration of President Alberto Fernández.
Former Argentine Vicepresident Amado Boudou and other Kirchnerite leaders took centre stage on Friday as unions marched onto Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires to demand the resumption of collective bargaining talks and a year-end bonus, If they do not listen, there will be a strike
At least 7 million Argentines, or 18.8% of the population, currently find themselves under the poverty line, with 1.7 million (4.2%) classed as in extreme poverty or indigence, according to a new report from the Argentine Workers' Central (CTA) union headed by the Cristina Fernandez government ally Hugo Yasky.
Argentina’s powerful organized labour even divided have agreed that the recent rise in the income tax floor announced by the government of President Cristina Fernandez is ‘not enough’ and industrial action is anticipated as soon as next March, when full activity resumes in Argentina following summer holidays.
Argentina’ so organized CGT Labour Confederation boss Hugo Moyano, and CTA umbrella union leader Pablo Micheli confirmed on Tuesday a downtown march against the government of President Cristina Fernandez on Wednesday.