CGT Confirms National Strike for June 25

The members of the CGT umbrella union’s Executive Board announced yesterday they will hold a general strike on Monday, June 25. The decision follows the cancellation of a meeting with members of the Macri administration, aimed at preventing exactly that.

According to media, it mainly had to do with the government’s reluctance to meet two of their demands: exempt this month’s aguinaldo – a half-salary employees are paid each June and December, in accordance with Labor Laws – from paying the income tax, and take their side on a potential agreement with employers aimed at having them commit to refrain from laying off employees for a period of six months.

In a meeting last Tuesday, the government had told union leaders it would approve an…

Original published: 2018-06-13 13:17:38 Read the full Buenos Aires News here

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