Tuesday, October 11, 2016 CGT escalates ‘strike’ threatUnion and gov’t meet tomorrow to discuss end-of-year bonus, income taxes and other demandsWith the government’s 10-day grace period set to expire tomorrow, the CGT umbrella union warned yesterday that it will mobilize and organize an imminent general strike if it doesn’t receive an adequate response to the demands of its members. If Macri’s Cabinet doesn’t give the union any satisfactory proposals to their demands, the CGT promised to put their words to action and go on strike. “If the response from the government isn’t satisfactory, there will be a strike,” announced Carlos Acuña, who is part of the triumvirate leading the union. CGT finance secretary Abel Frutos also confirmed that a strike would be called, and that they only needed to fix a date. Dissent withinAlthough the CGT leadership almost confirmed yesterday that they would strike, other union leaders have upped the pressure on the triumvirate to take more assertive action or they would leave.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald October 11, 2016 02:37 UTC