Thousands of Argentines demonstrators participated worldwide, under different climatic conditions, in the rally led by federal prosecutors to honor late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, one month after his death. Demonstrators carried Argentine flags, chanted the national anthem and called for Justice and an independent judiciary branch.
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.
Argentine labour unions leaders said that support for the successful national strike was “much stronger than we expected” and urged President Cristina Fernández to listen to “people’s message.”
Argentina’s organized labour hit back at President Cristina Fernandez and expressed concern over what it described the “escalation” of government repression and hoped the country keeps to state policies of persuasion and unrestricted respect for human rights.
A controversy has erupted in Argentina following lawmakers vote to double their congressional income while the federal government is cutting on subsidies and expenditure and has suggested ‘salary moderation’ for the coming round of negotiations with a roof of 20%.
“There are no contacts at all of any kind with the government, they have been all suspended” said on Thursday the Deputy Secretary of the Argentine powerful teamsters union Pablo Moyano when asked about current relations between organized labour and the administration of President Cristina Fernandez.
Argentina’s organized labour continued Monday with its aggressive offensive to have unionist included in the pro-ruling party’s ballot tickets for next October presidential election arguing that Argentines from all walks of life have been invited to participate in politics, ‘but not union members’.