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Argentina: one-day general strike on April 6

Argentina’s largest union announced a one-day general strike on April 6, increasing pressure on President Mauricio Macri’s center-right government six months before mid-term congressional elections.


The CGT says Macri’s policies, including austerity measures like reducing subsidies on fuel and electricity, are resulting in lower real salaries and lost jobs.


“There are many reasons why this strike has been called and hopefully it will cause the government to reconsider and really listen to the most needy sectors,” Carlos AcunaPena, a CGT leader, said on local television.