Acuña does not rule out "force measures" against businessmen who raise prices

The trade unionist made harsh statements regarding the responsibility of employers in setting prices
The trade unionist made harsh statements regarding the responsibility of employers in setting prices.

The co-secretary general of the CGT Carlos Acuña accused this Friday “the large business sector” of being responsible for the rise in prices and inflation, and warned that, from the union sector, “if necessary, forceful measures will be taken” before the rise in the value of food.

The trade unionist warned that, if this situation continues, “if necessary, some forceful measures will be taken against the employers, because it cannot continue like this.”

Before a consultation, the co-secretary of the CGT referred to the inflation indicators and said that “these are numbers that are bad and hopefully they will tend to go down soon.”

“What labor reform are they talking about? If instead of eight hours we work six, I support it. But if the labor reform is to take away workers’ rights, it will be a battle and the CGT will stand up”Carlos Acuna

“This inflation is generated by those who do not want any government. How do we control prices from the CGT? That has to be State policies combined by the economic sectors,” he said.

Likewise, the head of the service station workers’ union blamed the employers for the rise in prices, especially of food, arguing that “they do not comply” with the agreements.

“But how is it? The businessmen commit themselves and then do nothing. And are we the bad guys in the movie? We say that if necessary some forceful measure will be taken against the businessmen,” Acuña lashed out.

“If the government improves the economy and the people are doing well, they will have the same chances of staying in power,” Acuña said, referring to the 2023 general elections.

On the other hand, regarding the proposals for labor reforms put forward by opposition leaders, Acuña pointed out that talking about it “is just a slogan.”

“What labor reform are they talking about? If instead of eight hours we work six, I support it. But if the labor reform is to take away workers’ rights, it will be a battle and the CGT will stand up,” he said. the blind leader.

Finally, he maintained that “if the Government straightens the path, the workers do better, we workers will always accompany them” and added that, “if the Government improves the economy and the people do well, they will have the same chances of staying in power”, referring to the 2023 general election.



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