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  • Friday, May 10th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Thursday's strike, a wake-up call to the Argentine authorities, CGT claims

    The government needs to change course or more general strikes will be called for, Daer warned

    After Thursday's general strike, Argentina's General Labor Confederation (CGT) said the measure should be as a “wake-up call to the authorities” who “must take note” of the scenario ahead. CGT co-leader Héctor Daer also mentioned that “we take note of the support” of the workers who have suffered a hefty wage reduction since President Javier Milei took office on Dec. 10, 2023.

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  • Thursday, January 25th 2024 - 15:12 UTC

    Argentine leftwing and labor groups stage national strike against Milei's reforms

    “I am a fan of Huracán, but they want to come for the big [football] clubs,” explained Daer about Milei's most encompassing DNU that targets virtually everything

    Argentine labor unions staged a relatively successful strike and demonstration Wednesday to protest against President Javier Milei's emergency decree (DNU) already in force plus the so-called Omnibus Law bill to curb public spending which would defund numerous activities currently running on State allowances. It was the first such measure since May 29, 2019, under then-President Mauricio Macri (2015-2019).

  • Friday, December 29th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentine unions call for nationwide strike on Jan. 24

    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.

  • Friday, December 22nd 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    No general strike yet against Milei's decree, labor leaders announce

    “We have to demand that the decree be rolled back,” said CGT leader Héctor Daer

    Argentina's General Labor Confederation (CGT) announced a demonstration to be staged next Wednesday before the main Courthouse in Buenos Aires to protest against President Javier Milei's reforms through an emergency decree earlier this week.

  • Thursday, August 18th 2022 - 09:02 UTC

    Argentine unions, social groups demand favorable gov't actions

    Protests will continue if they do not stop taking the food plates off the people's tables, Moyano warned (Pic NA)

    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.

  • Monday, December 30th 2019 - 09:56 UTC

    Argentine president manages an all encompassing Social Pact, but farmers did not show up

    President Alberto Fernandez with ministers and representatives from different organizations and unions during discussion at Government House

    Argentine president Alberto Fernandez together with business people, union leaders and representatives from social groupings launched the social pact, called “Argentine commitment for development and solidarity”, with the purpose of achieving long term consensus that goes beyond a presidential mandate (four years), and includes “shared goals which can be crystallized in different chapters”

  • Thursday, August 30th 2018 - 09:11 UTC

    Macri addresses the nation; IMF pledges more support but Peso falls 7%, a record 34 to the US dollar

    “We have agreed with the IMF to advance all the necessary funds to guarantee compliance with the financial program next year,” Macri said in a televised address

    Argentina's Peso suffered its biggest one-day slide in almost three years on Wednesday after the central bank sold reserves for a second straight day and the president asked the International Monetary Fund for early release of standby funds.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    Argentine public service unions strike to protest IMF deal halts the country

    Banks and schools remained shut and Buenos Aires slowly emptied of traffic as the day progressed.

    Argentina ground to a halt on Monday as public service unions blocked road, rail and air transport with a nationwide 24-hour strike in protest at the government's latest deal with the International Monetary Fund. In a massive show of force against the conservative government of President Mauricio Macri, organizers said at least one million workers were taking part in the industrial action which halted trains, subways, buses and flights in Latin America's third-largest economy.