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Argentina: Macri and Labor Unions: Tensions Rise Ahead of Midterms

On 16 June important salary negotiations between the truck drivers’ labor union, transport employers and the government began under considerable tension. Union leader Hugo Moyano (see our Personality of the Week) requested a 32% salary increase for truck drivers, far above the 18-20% band the government has suggested. Unsurprisingly, the business establishment was angered by Moyano’s demand. The Argentine Federation for Transport and Cargo Business Entities (Fadeeac), an umbrella entity that represents 50 chambers in the sector and is leading the employers’ negotiations, offered an 18% raise.

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