The CGT, close to suspending mobilization to Congress as an endorsement of the arrival of Massa to the Government

It is estimated that after his inauguration, Sergio Massa will receive the highest CGE referents to ratify the continuity of the parity

By Alexander DiBiasi

08/01/2022 – 7:55 p.m.

The CGT, close to suspending mobilization to Congress as an endorsement of the arrival of Massa to the Government

In addition to generating new airs in the political and economic climate, the landing of Sergio Massa in the Government improved the humor of the union leadership, which extended a guarantee, which can be formalized with the suspension of the mobilization to the Congress that the General Confederation of Workers (CGT) announced for the 17th of this month. Two of the three holders of the workers’ union have already given signs in this regard. It is estimated that after his inauguration, Massa will receive the highest CET referents to ratify the continuity of the parity and that “gradually” inflation will go down.

Carlos Acuña, one of the General Secretaries of the CGT, explained that “the march continues until the Board of Directors decides otherwise.” He indicated that “the mobilization has a criterion that politics as a whole find the course that definitely takes the country forward. The objective of the march is that those who really decide – the political and business class – manage to agree to lower this escalation of prices“.

The also leader of the service station workers maintained that Massa “has the institutional support of the CGT” and reiterated that “For now” the mobilization scheduled for next August 17 in Congress is confirmed, although he clarified that it will be “an issue to be discussed” in the Board of Directors of the workers’ union.

Meeting request with the super minister

From the CGT, they warn that they will have to meet with Massa and analyze the situation

The president of the powerful Argentine Confederation of Transport Workers (CATT), Sergio Sassia, subscribed to this line, warning that “the decision to lift the march will be made by the board of directors as a whole” and added: “We will have to meet and analyze the situation“. He remarked that “there are signs of calm and that we are on the right path; lowering the conflict in the streets would help calm things down”.

As iProfessional found out, The road map of the workers’ union will be to wait for Massa to effectively take office and see how the economy as a whole reacts in the coming days. “We are aware that there will not be a substantial improvement, but the tranquility of the markets must be taken into account,” said a union spokesman.

Convocation of the small table of CGT

Although the leader of the Renovating Front has already had telephone conversations with several of the highest union leaders (who took the opportunity to congratulate him on his decision), it is estimated that the small table of the CGT would hold an audience with the new minister no later than the middle of next week. In between, the board of directors could call an emergency meeting and suspend (not lift) the mobilization.

Héctor Daer was enthusiastic to the point of positioning Massa as the natural candidate for the presidency of the Nation

Héctor Daer, another of the members of the cegetista triumvirate, was enthusiastic to the point of position Massa as the natural candidate for the presidency of the Nation, lowering the reelectionist pretensions (of which nobody talks anymore) of Alberto Fernández. The leader of the Health also considers that the mobilization should be put on standby.

The small table of the workers’ union -composed of Daer, Acuña, Andrés Rodríguez (state members of UPCN), José Luis Lingeri (Sanitary Works), Gerardo Martínez (Construction) and Armando Cavalieri (Commerce), among others- could meet on Friday to Analyze decision change.

The position of Moyanismo on the arrival of Massa

The sources consulted suggest that Moyano will not oppose suspending the mobilization

Pablo Moyano also highlighted the arrival to the Government of Sergio Massa. In their environment, they maintain that “our union sector already made its show of strength last July 26, in the tribute to Evita, where we question and show the price makers and those who try to attack the Government.”

The sources consulted suggest that Moyano will not oppose suspending the mobilization as a sign of accompaniment to Massa’s management, although they hope that the plan “does not bring adjustment or burden the working class.

One of the issues to discuss with Massa will be the delicate financial situation of the social works. The President had promised to distribute some 35 billion pesos of expenses that union health providers allocate to attend to health and transportation services for their disabled members, one of the most onerous items in the system.

The issue is pending due to the economic crisis, but the new minister will have to give an urgent response. The leaders agree that “we cannot expect muchbecause the unions are the ones that are paying the expenses of the social works, which made an enormous effort during the pandemic.

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