the vice president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchnerwill appear publicly again this Monday at 4:00 p.m. and will give a speech in the framework of a plenary session of the CTA on the issues that most concern him at this time — “and that always worried him”, they add from his environment– : “State, market and prices: production, work and social policy in a bimonetary Argentina”. The place chosen by the vice president was the municipality of Avellaneda and she will be preceded in the word by the general secretary of the central, Hugo Yaski, and the Minister of Territorial Development and Habitat –and former mayor of the municipality– Jorge Ferraresi. In the environment of the president in the Senate, secrecy reigns over the content of her speech, but everyone assures that “she does not speak if she does not have something important to say.” Alberto Fernández will do earlier at the Kirchner Cultural Center where he will lead an act of pledge of allegiance to the flag with more than 2,000 fourth grade students.
From sectors that refer to the vice president, they insist on questioning the Minister of Economy, Martin Guzman, and they are concerned about the different measures that the government has been taking in recent times, such as the increase in rates — they are not satisfied with the way in which the segmentation will be implemented. Also with the rise in interest rates at a time of high inflation and low wages and, among other issues, due to the increase in fuel prices. Some of this could be part of the speech.
The Secretary General of the CTA, Hugo Yaskyin the prelude to the event, commented that “there are positive signs like we can start discussing unexpected rent or a law so that those who ran away pay the debt, all projects that curl to the right because they don’t even want to talk about touching a penny to those who won in this context, but That must be complemented with practical measures that aim to improve the purchasing power of wages”. Furthermore, he added that “we must return to the subject of price makers and to put an end to the idea that the free market solves things because we have already seen Federico Braun laughing at the fact that he marks prices every day. At that point the government has to give clearer signals, it has to get into the mud because our people are waiting for there to be definitions“.
The CTA is part of a group called Production and Work Space that was formed in 2020 and that brings together sectors that, as detailed “point towards the development of the national industry, to strengthen the internal market, to generate employment and a deconcentration of food productionto achieve a true development of autonomous Argentina and with social justice”. In addition to the CTA, the Federal Workers’ Current, the group of National Entrepreneurs for Argentine Development (Enac), the National Board of SME Unity participate in this space. , recovered companies, among others.
This group had a meeting about two weeks ago with the Secretary of Domestic Trade, William Hang, where they raised the central axes of their claims. However, he was not the only one who was interested in the proposals of those sectors, Cristina met with CTA representatives to discuss the same issues. There came the idea of holding an expanded meeting with all the delegates of the central, which are about 1,800. he is concerned about the need to reactivate production and generate more employment, and the loss that exists of the purchasing power of wages.
“There are serious problems that affect the popular sectors and we have a Peronist government that has the mandate and the commitment to solve those problems. We have managed to guarantee that unemployment falls, guarantee economic growth to a certain extent, but In terms of wealth distribution, we have not advanced from the disastrous picture left by Mauricio Macri.Yasky said. In addition, he commented that from the CTA they ask that the government convene the trade union centrals to discuss “an increase for all the country’s workers from a fixed sum to lift up those who are below”. From that sector, beyond questioning Guzmán, criticize the Minister of Labor, Claudio Moroni, because they say that “it has an impartial role and watches from afar as the working class has been losing by a landslide.”
In dialogue with Page 12, Robert Baradel, Secretary of International Relations of the CTA, and one of those who will participate in the event in Avellaneda tomorrow, commented that “we propose that a general increase in salaries is needed by the government because, beyond the parity that we have in the sector, there is other sectors that cannot have them or not under the same conditions”. As a second point he added that “also that It has to improve the minimum vital and mobile salary and pensions because with the escalation of inflation, these values were well below what is necessary for a family to support itself.“. Thirdly, like Yasky, he pointed out that “the key is to have policies and decision to face the price makers”.
Baradel was of the opinion that “Citizens voted for the FDT to transform reality, not to manage what the macrismo left behind. That is why it is important to work to end poverty and not to manage it”. “Our proposal is the opposite of what the President of the Court proposed, Charles Rosenkrantz. We believe that where there is a need, a right is born and they believe that where there is a need, there is a business. We can not allow that. All that will surely be present on the spot“, he concluded.