May 21, 2013
Moyano sends letter to CFK, asks her to meet with CGT leaders
Central Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano sent a letter to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner requesting her to receive the new CGT board of directors following the umbrella union’s elections, which were not recognized by the Govermnent.
The letter was signed by Moyano, union secretary Abel Frutos and Secretary Guillermo Pereyra and once again requests an increase to family allowances and of the income tax floor.
The letter was sent once again after President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met with anti-Moyano unionists, who aim to create a new, Government sponsored CGT.
Earlier this year, Moyano had sent a letter to the President requesting a hearing, which never took place. This only deepened the conflict between the Head of State and the powerful union leader. As a result of the rift, Moyano led a rally with a crowd of 50,000 in Plaza de Mayo in June, once again claiming for the an increase of income tax floor, among other issues.
“We make use of this opportunity to request a meeting in which the members of this recently elected board of directors can express the fair claims of Argentine workers,” a paragraph of the letter said.
“We want to reiterate what was asked by the Board of Directors whose term ended July 14th, regarding the concerns affecting workers and which have had not even a partial answer thus far. On the contrary, the terrible increase of prices which took place in the last year, which affects all Argentines and can be seen in the constant re-pricing of the goods which are required the most by working families could not be fixed during the 2012 wage talks."