Argentina: Unionists gather in their thousands to demand improved workers' rights

Thousands of unionists gathered at Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires, on Tuesday, among the General Confederation of Labour (CGT), to reject new economic measures introduced by the Argentinian government. Minor clashes erupted between two groups of truck drivers, who were hurling placards into each other; two people were reported to be injured. Speaking to the demonstrators, Secretary-General of... Еще CGT Juan Carlos Schmid underlined that the strike would «include a general strike, a regional plenary, a meeting with the legislators and all the measures that are necessary to defend the national interest and the interest of all the workers.» He also expressed solidarity with the victims of the Barcelona van attack and spoke about inadmissibility of US military intervention to Venezuela. Continuing their protest, unions announced a general national strike, planned for September 25, after the meeting of all professional branches at CGT takes place.

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