CGT launches first anti-government protest and fears no leftists at crossroads

CGT launches first anti-government protest and fears no leftists at crossroads

Unions Mobilize From Obelisk to Congress to Demand Inflation Impact on Wages; Trotskyism and the picketers march at the same time, but they go to the Plaza de Mayo

October 17, 2021 was the last CGT mobilization;  It was a day of Peronist loyalty and there were no slogans against the government
October 17, 2021 was the last CGT mobilization; It was a day of Peronist loyalty and there were no slogans against the government

After spiraling inflation and an unfulfilled official promise to send more resources to union welfare projects, CGT Today activates the first show of force since the All Front came to power. Without an internal consensus to organize the act and express their discomfort, the triumvirate of the CGT leadership decided to mobilize with different slogans to raise the defense. They will travel from the obelisk to Congress at 3:00 p.m., where they will read a document that states. They will justify the parity As a revenue improvement mechanism following the efforts of the Minister of Economy, Serge Massa, the suspension of negotiations between trade unionists and businessmen for a fixed sum of money for six months. There will also be criticism of businessmen over price gouging and a strong call for attention to the political caste over the recurring crises the country has been caught in.

In an open challenge to the Peronist trade union, Leftists and hardliners will also mobilize, although the epicenter of the protest will be the Plaza de Mayo. Both marches will start at the same time, and tensions are high because of possible clashes between the militants, although they are concentrated at different points in the center of Buenos Aires. The precedent of 2017 is still fresh: on March 7 of the same year, the CGT leadership left the whistle and booing crowd and had to flee in the middle of a hostile climate. They demanded that he activate the strike against the leadership of Mauricio Macri. Alerted to this situation, the Buenos Aires city government ordered a special operation of 2,000 police and traffic agents for numerous roadblocks. According to their estimates, 100,000 people will be mobilized.

The starting point of the CGT march will be the obelisk and will end at the Plaza de los Dos Congresos. There was no consensus to activate the claim in the Plaza de Mayo, as it would have been a direct appeal against the president, according to CGT sources. Union turmoil with Alberto Fernandez arose from an unfulfilled promise to create a National fund for the payment of basic benefits for disabled persons which consisted of the resources of the nation’s treasury. If materialized, there will be union social works Saves about $35 billion annuallyaccording to specialists’ calculations.

The modus operandi of the protest is far from unionist in origin, accustomed to raucous demonstrations to the music of drums and trumpets, which are silenced only when some senior leader demands it from the microphone. This has not happened since the days of unification Hugo Moyano. Today, no member of the triumvirate achieves sufficient internal consensus to satisfy all tribes living together under the same roof. Actually, one of them [Carlos Acuña]He would not even take part in the claim so as not to prevent him from connecting with the masses. Hector Daer i Paul MoyanoThe other two referees avoided saying that the mobilization is against the government and preferred businessmen as targets of criticism. With this rhetoric, they aligned themselves with the Evita Movement and Barrios de Pie, two social groups that share the ruling party and which will help the militants deploy.

Pablo Moyano, Hector Daer and Carlos Acuna, members of the CGT command triumvirate
Pablo Moyano, Hector Daer and Carlos Acuna, members of the CGT command triumvirate

Kirchnerism, towards the Plaza de Mayo?

In the midst of their internment, the CGT leadership will mobilize together, although there may be columns of Kirchnerist unions who decide to change the road map and take their claims to the Plaza de Mayo, where the left will be. This is what could happen to a group of fighters from the Tanners’ Guild, led by Walter Correaor at the Buenos Aires branch of ATE, who raise slogans against the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and demand a universal basic wage, in line with the demands of Trotskyism and official opposition movements. They also demand that pensions be adjusted above inflation.

The vice president’s trade union interlocutor, Pablo Moyano, warned that today would be “the first march of many” and His criticism was aimed against the business community. Although he did not shy away from targeting the government, which he blamed for a lack of power to control prices. His brother Facundo, from the Tax Union and a former national MP, added: “The slogan of the mobilization is against the price setters. But the government is responsible for what is happening, we cannot deceive ourselves.”

Christina Kirchner received trade unionists Omar Plein, Walter Correa, Mario Manrique and Pablo Moyano in the Senate two weeks ago.
Christina Kirchner received trade unionists Omar Plein, Walter Correa, Mario Manrique and Pablo Moyano in the Senate two weeks ago.

In its document, the CGT bets on the political reaction and forces them to think about the horizon. “Moving to a recovery process requires a just transition and policies that transcend the past and the present.” Based on broad consensus, predictability, mutual trust and political grandeur that restores the public and private legitimacy of institutions,” asked the trade unions, who criticized Kirchnerism during the debate on the drafting of the document, but chose not to. own names

“The deepening of the crack, with the logic of political or electoral speculation of the situation, will only lead us into the abyss. It’s time for consensus, agreements”, – they say in the appeal of the trade union, which includes businessmen.

Source: La Nacion

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