The national government seeks to intimidate those who go out to fight against the adjustment. On this Friday afternoon, he tried it with a huge police operation against a demonstration of laid-off workers from different sectors such as GPS-Aerolíneas Argentinas, state agencies from different agencies.

The most serious thing was the illegal retention, against their will, of nearly 1,000 workers, workers, students, women, members of neighborhood assemblies. Among those held were national deputies Nicolás del Caño, Christian Castillo and Myriam Bregman (PTS-FITU).

The official objective with this type of operation is to try scare those who come out to complain against adjustment and its consequences. The Government knows that the popular anger is beginning to grow and manifest itself in a large number of struggles, such as the enormous strike of the UTA in the AMBA that took place this Thursday. Or the important marches of the Acindar metallurgists. Or the fights of fired workers in different sectors. Or the student movement that will mobilize massively next Tuesday the 23rd.

To respond to repression, the struggles against adjustment must be massified. We must unite them, unifying demands from different sectors to make the fight stronger. In this framework, it is essential actively prepare for the national strike on May 9. We must start organizing it right now, with assemblies in each place of work, study and in each neighborhood. Must be the first step in the preparation of the general strike, the only way to effectively defeat the entire adjustment.

Mobilization against layoffs

This Friday’s repression occurred after a mobilization of workers against layoffs in different sectors. They also marched against the new version of the Omnibus Law, which is part of the Government’s general attack.

The mobilization was led by the sectors that face boss attacks, like the workers of GPS-Aerolíneas Argentinas, which denounce the layoffs and the attempt to advance the privatization of the flag airline. Also marching were workers fired from the Ministry of Labor and various state agencies, as well as different sectors of combative unionism. Among them the workers of the Haedo Railway Union, the Incaa Internal Board (also with layoffs) and the recovered MadyGraf graphics company.

In the mobilization The various representatives and leaders of the Left Front were also present.. Among them, the national deputies of the PTS-Frente de Izquierda such as Myriam Bregman, Nicolás del Caño and Christian Castillo. Other leaders of the left were also present, such as Buenos Aires legislators Celeste Fierro (MST-FITU) and Andrea D’Atri (PTS-FITU).

Earlier, a press conference took place where the various organizations and leaders denounced the adjustment in progress and called to organize the strike on May 9.


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