May 24, 2013
CFK hits back at Moyano, 'extortion measures will not get in my way'
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner further criticized CGT umbrella labour movement head Hugo Moyano today during a televised speech at the Government House ahead of tomorrow’s strike, and stated that border guards would not be deployed to patrol the Plaza de Mayo during the CGT rally scheduled to take place at the historic square.
The Head of State criticized the leader for the inconveniences caused last week by the Teamsters' union strike, during which truck drivers cut off the transportation of fuel across the country, causing long queues at petrol stations and almost causing supplies to completely run out at some specific locations.
“One can see that other sectors have been able to resolve their conflicts without confrontation or extortion,” Fernández de Kirchner stated.
The President also referred to the labour protests that disrupted operations at Argentina’s biggest oil field, Cerro Dragón, in which workers carried out blockades along Chubut province roads, to which border guards were deployed in order to control the situation.
On the way back from containing the unrest in Chubut, the two coaches carrying the border guards crashed head-on with a lorry carrying cereal bundles, and has killed at least 14 people, including eight guards.