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Argentine unions promote campaign against President’s decree

Buenos Aires, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Central Workers of Argentina-Autonomous and other unions and social organizations are promoting a campaign against the Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) 70/2023 signed by President Javier Milei.

Under the motto “A firm people against the DNU”, the initiative aims to gather signatures against the law, which has been in force since last December.

Among the groups that support the action against the Executive’s policies are Unidad Popular, the State Workers Association, the Peace and Justice Service, the Center for Legal and Social Studies, the League for Human Rights, the Argentine Judicial Federation, the Coordinator against Police and Institutional Repression, Hijos, the American Association of Jurists, the Communist Party, the Popular Liberation Movement and Patriotic Encounter, among others.

70/2023 modifies or eliminates more than 300 regulations and, although it was already rejected by the Senate, in accordance with article 24 of Law 26.122, it must be disapproved by both Chambers of Congress to be repealed. If one of the two does not deal with it or only one disagrees, it remains active.

Among other aspects, the law provides for the dismantling of laws such as rentals, supply, land, industrial and commercial promotion. It also approves the reform of the labor regime, aims at the privatization of public companies, modifies the Civil and Commercial Code, changes the regulatory framework of prepaid medicine and social works, removes the national mining trade system and the sector’s Information Bank, authorizes the transfer of the total or partial shareholding of Aerolíneas Argentinas and the implementation of the open skies policy.