The General Confederation of Labor (CGT) of Argentina, the country’s main union, and the State Workers Association (ATE), the largest union of public sector workers, will mobilize this Wednesday against the decree of necessity and urgency ( DNU) announced last week by the president of Argentina, Javier Milei, which eliminates numerous laws and regulations to deregulate the economy and allow the privatization of public companies.

The public workers union confirmed this Tuesday that it would join the mobilization called since last Friday by the CGT. The confirmation came this Tuesday, once it was published in the Official Gazette that the Government is going to lay off 7,000 public administration workers.

This has been the trigger for them to call for “a new national day of struggle” in defense of public workers and against the attack “of such magnitude” on labor rights.

“No one expects us to accept a single layoff. It is clear that social peace is being broken by a Government that intends to leave thousands of families on the streets. It is by being on the streets that we are going to stop the Government’s adjustments,” he defended. the general secretary of ATE, Rodolfo Aguiar, through a statement on his social networks.

The main mobilization is planned in the city of Buenos Aires starting at 11 a.m. local time, stopping at the Palace of Justice, at the same time that strikes and demonstrations will take place in the rest of the provinces of Argentina.

For the ATE, these 7,000 public employees, regardless of the type of their contractual relationship, perform tasks that are essential, and their dismissal will result in “a loss of rights” for the entire people.

Meanwhile, for the general secretary of the union, H├ęctor Daer, there is no “need or urgency” in everything that is interpreted by the decree approved last week, which goes beyond the Constitution of Argentina and the country’s institutional values.

For this reason, they have seen it as illegitimate and unconstitutional, and they will mobilize this Wednesday in order to obtain a ruling from the Judiciary that supports this position.