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Major Labor Union in Argentina Calls for National Strike to Protest Milei’s Shock Therapy Economic Plans

HeadlineDec 29, 2023

One of Argentina’s most powerful labor unions has called for a national strike next month to protest the shock therapy economic policies of Argentina’s new president, Javier Milei. The General Confederation of Labor called for the strike to take place on January 24.

Héctor Daer: “On January 24th, we are going to hold a strike, and we’ll mobilize to Congress to support those congressmembers who agree that this cannot happen in Argentina, because if they give all of the public power to a president for two years and he can renew it for another two years, we’ll be facing a situation where a president is going to have, during his entire mandate, the sum of public power, and the institutions will not be respected, and nothing will be respected.”

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