Argentina on strike, unions will pressure senators with a new march

Argentina on strike, unions will pressure senators with a new march

The CGT and the CTA met with senators from Unión por la Patria, social movements and Human Rights organizations. They are preparing a mobilization with a focus on the Senate. Warnings to governors and legislators.

Indeed, not everyone is sure about the convenience of returning to the street and they analyze, especially Peronist leaders, what to do if in the previous one they warn that La Libertad Avanza gets the votes for approval. Is it advisable to march in the face of a possible defeat in the venue?

From Buenos Aires, the Minister of Public Works Gabriel Katopodis has been encouraging the mobilization for several days. Axel Kicillof's team, with the Minister of Labor, Walter Correa, and the Minister of Development with the Community, Andrés 'Cuervo' Larroque, at the head, study the possible scenarios after having accompanied the university march, the CGT event on May 1st and the general strike on Thursday the 9th.

The governor, for example, suspended all his activities and will continue the development of the day of protest from the Government House in La Plata. It is the idea that leaders have to accompany social and sectoral demands and not lead them.

This Tuesday there was also a meeting at the headquarters of Madres Línea Fundadora, near Congress, between representatives of the UTEP, the two CTA -Autonomous and Workers-, the CGT and human rights organizations to begin organizing the mobilization.

They already have a signature campaign underway against DNU 70/2023 in which cultural sectors participate and representatives of small and medium-sized businesses. The objective is to put pressure on the national senators from the streets.

The general secretary of the CTA Entre Ríos met with Senator Edgardo Kueider – one of those who left the Unión por la Patria interblock – and got him to promise to vote against the laws that Javier Milei considers it essential to advance labor, pension, fiscal and State-wide reforms.

“We have not yet been able to meet with Senator Carlos Espínola and that is worrying. It would be very serious if he were an accomplice,” said Hugo 'Cachorro' Godoy. -CTA Autonomous- in statements to Futurock. If Kueider and Espínola from Corrientes – head of the bench they share with Alejandra Vigo from Córdoba – voted together with UP, there would be 35 senators for the rejection.

37 are needed for a quorum and also for approval or rejection, in case of perfect attendance at the session.

Godoy, together with Hugo Yasky, Rodrigo Borras and Edgardo Llano – CTA de los Trabajadores – and the leaders of the CGT Héctor Daer, Carlos Acuña, Andrés Rodríguez, Gerardo Martínez, José Luis Lingeri, Cristian Jerónimo and Jorge Sola, among others, met with the Unión por la Patria interblock in the legislative palace.

Not only do they want to stop the law, what they want is to reject it because of the changes that it would impose on the world of work, such as the fall of the social monotax, the possibility of establishing up to a year of trial, the removal of sanctions for those who have unregistered workers, the return of the private retirement system and, among other items, the return of the fourth category of Profits.

In line with this proposal, nine senators from the Union for the Homeland of Patagonia, including Oscar Parrilli, Alicia Kirchner, Martín Doñate and Silvia Sapag among others, They asked their counterparts in the south to oppose the Bases Law and the fiscal package. Patagonia has some higher salaries, which would pay back Profits, but a higher cost of living.