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Railroad strike in Argentina highlighted

Buenos Aires, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The general secretary of the Argentine train drivers union La Fraternidad, Omar Maturano, today highlighted the high level of compliance of a national strike to demand a wage increase.

In statements to the press, the leader pointed out that the initiative is an example of what organized workers can do.

He also explained that the demonstration was called in view of the loss of purchasing power due to the high inflation and the government’s refusal to present a proposal for the updating of payments.

The gap in our pockets is very high and they want to frame us in increases by decree.

We are not going to accept this, he asserted and assured that the plan of struggle will continue if the Executive continues to act as it has been acting up to now.

La Fraternidad published on the social network Instagram a statement in which it holds the Government of Javier Milei responsible for the damages caused to the users of the service this day.

Disregarding the Legislation in force, it did not summon the parties (employers and unions) to a mandatory conciliation in order to reach a solution.

Its attitude violates social peace, constitutional rights and offends users and railway workers in general, states the text.

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