The national strike convened today by unions opposing the government aims to become a strong electoral campaign where will be two conflicting actors: on the one hand, the union bloc aligned with the profile of Hugo Moyano and Kirchner who bet on a massive union to give a strong call to President Mauricio Macri and, on the other hand, the government will seek to control the street for any excesses or pickets and strengthen key the city to ensure transport under the firm intention of liquefying the strike.
Macri issued a veiled warning last night for the unions that are going on the national strike today. "Leave behind sinister shortcuts is not easy, it costs", he said when announcing the opening of pork exports to China. Today, the president will be oblivious to the union protest and goes to the governor of Buenos Aires, María Eugenia Vidal, the inauguration of the works of the Donato Gerardi La Plata Water Treatment Plant.
Thus, the government will try to be indifferent to the national strike. In addition, in the last few hours it has deployed a strong political strategy to mitigate the impact of the opposition force's measure of strength.
The Secretary of Labor, Lucas Fernandez Aparicio, mandated a mandatory conciliation for a total of nine guilds and chambers of commerce in unions related to transportation, state, communications, construction and field.
Last night, Bullrich's Secretary of Security Pablo Noceti filed a judicial complaint of the acts of vandalism on the lines of the affected collective and requested that those responsible be investigated.
In this context, Bullrich stressed that "the mafias are already acting" and warned that "no weather for a strike". Thus, he will bet on a strong mobilization of police and gendarmes so that there is no sabotage of collectives or pickets in the entrances of the city. This movement is very risky because Moyano endorsed in the last hours the strategy of cutting roads and streets led by social movements that will accompany the national strike.
The double action launched by the government aims to to dismantle the opposition unions that until recently were aligned with the dialogist CGT that did not endorse the Moyano strike and his followers.
Near Moyano admitted last night to Infobae a "strong pressure" from Bullrich with Gendarmaria and Fernández Aparicio with the obligatory reconciliations to mitigate the impact of the measure of force. It is understood: the appeal to employers and workers in companies such as Intercargo, the Federation of Seaports, the APLA guild with Aerolineas Argentinas employees or the FOCRA potters seeks to dismantle the opposition front of Moyano.
In Casa Rosada they see the Kirchnerism behind the national strike. Moyano was careful in the last days to praise the former president for not calling the strike an election issue.
However, it is known that there are unions that agree with Cristina Kirchner some time ago and are already launched with his eventual presidential candidacy as are the cases of the bank, Hugo Yasky's CTA, a left sector of the Automotive Transport Union, aeronautics, the port and various social movements led by the National Piquetero Movement which includes Juan Grabois.
Unaware of all this speculation, last night, Omar Plaini, of the guild of canillitas expressed before Infobae"This will be a broad-based strike that will involve a very strong mobilization of people which means enough for this adjustment of government."
The mobilization in the Plaza de Mayo is another of the central axes of this strike, since from there strong speeches against the government are expected.
Plaini took care of all afternoon yesterday to do a sketch with the unions that adhere and call those who were in doubt. He suffered in his own flesh the binding conciliation agreements that the government dictated in some unions that assumed they would join the strike.
After all, Moyano and his followers remain optimistic. There will be a strong adhesion of subway workers, banks, in public schools the CETERA strike will be felt, the same as in universities. The truckers' union will paralyze all fuel transportation in the country, in addition to the flow, grain and mail. And the guild of pilots will also paralyze all the airports of the country, among other sectors that contribute to the strike.
The game of the parade hides, at the same time, the firm decision of the opposing corporations of weaken the CGT in line with the government. This bet has the firm intention that the union bases begin to question the secretariat of the main union led, among others, by Andrés Rodríguez (UPCN), José Luis Lingeri (Sanitary Works), Héctor Daer (Health), Gerardo Martínez (UOCRA) and Carlos Sueiro (Customs).
In this case, it is important to emphasize that the dialogist CGT is no longer functional for the combative corporations before a government that they consider the cause of all the ills of the economy. Much less at the moment when the election campaign will tighten the opposition against the Casa Rosada.