Unions and Social Organizations will March this Wednesday Against Milei’s Reforms

Unions and social organizations will go out this Wednesday to demonstrate in the streets of Buenos Aires to express their rejection of the reforms announced by the new Argentine Government headed by the ultraliberal economist Javier Milei, most of which will be put to a vote in the Congress of the Nation in the coming weeks.

Members of the police keep watch during a mobilization

Photo: 12/22/2023.- Members of the police keep watch during a mobilization against the government of the president of Argentina Javier Milei, in Buenos Aires (Argentina). EFE/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni


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Leer en español: Sindicatos y organizaciones sociales marcharán este miércoles contra las reformas de Milei

Union March against the Milei Reforms

The General Confederation of Labor (CGT), of Peronist inspiration, has called a march for noon this Wednesday in which it will demand the repeal of the decree of urgent need (DNU) with which the Milei intends to reform the bases of the economy of the country.

This decree contains more than 300 reforms designed, according to the Executive, "to return freedom and autonomy to individuals, getting the State off their backs" and additionally "dismantle the enormous amount of regulations that have prevented, hindered and stopped economic growth from the country."

The mobilization of the country's main union will be joined by the social organizations that on December 20 staged the first protest against the liberalizing policies that the new Executive calls Bases for the Reconstruction of the Argentine Economy.

On that occasion, the workers' organizations preferred to remain on the sidelines. But at night, President Milei announced the content of the urgently needed decree on national radio and television. Then the CGT changed its mind and announced the start of union protests, including presenting an appeal to Justice to invalidate the DNU.

Union of Social Organizations in Protest

Last week's mobilization also served to test a security protocol devised by the Minister of Security, Patricia Bullrich, to prevent pickets from blocking traffic on the streets of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, as has been happening whenever social organizations from the province of Buenos Aires traveled to the capital.

Tomorrow "all the organizations that have participated in the December 20 march and that were pioneers in confronting Bullrich's repressive protocol and Milei's adjustment plan, we are going to be at the rally called by the CGT in the Courts," he announced. On Tuesday the deputy Gabriel Solano, leader of the Partido Obrero-Frente de Izquierda.

In addition to the challenge of getting the necessary votes in Parliament, Milei and his cabinet face a cascade of lawsuits against the urgently needed decree.

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The first to meet showed up the day after I announced it. It was then that several social and union organizations raised the nullity of decree 70/2023, considering that the emergency alleged by the Executive when taking these severe economic measures does not exist.

Since then, the trickle of lawsuits and requests for the unconstitutionality of the decree has been increasing.

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