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March in Argentina against government measures

Members of social and trade union organizations in Argentina will march today to the Palace of Justice in the capital to express their disagreement with a decree of necessity and urgency (DNU) signed by President Javier Milei.

The demonstration will take place at 12:00, local time, and among the groups that will participate are the Confederación General del Trabajo (CGT), the Corriente Clasista y Combativa, the Polo Obrero, the Unidad Piquetera and the Asociación de Trabajadores del Estado (ATE).

The Central de Trabajadores de Argentina (CTA), the CTA Autónoma and the Unión de Trabajadores de la Economía Popular (UTEP), among others, will also attend.

Those present will also express their rejection of an adjustment plan, an anti-protest protocol and the Government’s decision not to renew State contracts signed after January 1, 2023, which will affect around seven thousand people.

The DNU announced by Milei on the 20th of this month provides for the dismantling of hundreds of regulations, among them the laws on rents, supply, land, industrial and commercial promotion.

In addition, it eliminates the regulations that prevent the privatization of public companies and approves the transformation of all state entities into corporations.

It also provides for the reform of the labor regime, modifies the Civil and Commercial Code, changes the regulatory framework of prepaid medicine and social security, eliminates price restrictions to the prepaid industry and reforms the regime of pharmaceutical companies.

During several nights, thousands of people participated in «cacerolazos» in several cities of this country to reject the decree and politicians, congressmen and organizations pointed out that these are unconstitutional measures, against the rule of law and the division of powers.

The DNU subverts the order by pretending to legislate behind the back of the Congress, made up of the representatives of the people. Any government plan that includes the modification, repeal or creation of regulations must go through the debate of senators and deputies, said the CGT in a statement.

For its part, the UTEP indicated that this decree «goes over the heads of the other powers of the Republic in the name of a freedom tailored to the caste that they supposedly came to fight».

In turn, the Secretary General of ATE, Rodolfo Aguiar, affirmed that «in the public administration, it is hard to find precedents of an attack of such magnitude to all labor rights».

Let no one expect us to accept even a single dismissal. We will deepen our plan of struggle. It is clear that social peace is being broken by a government that intends to leave thousands of families in the street», he added.

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