A General Labour Confederation’s (CGT) delegation will take part in the 100o Annual Conference of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. CGT delegates will denounce workers’ conflict with daily Clarín, according to unionist Juan Carlos Schmid.
Schmid, who is part of the Dredging and Buoying Union, told Argentine state agency Telam that “delegates will formally introduce workers’ situation” in the international conference.
ILO’s executive director of Norms and Principles Guy Ryder and Argentine minister of labour Carlos Tomada, were told about the initiative by unionists Schmid, Hugo Moyano, Gerardo Martínez and Omar Plaini.
The CGT’s presentation will be prepared by the union’s lawyers. The unionists’ plight will be lead by Martínez and will count with a detailed historization of the long-running conflict between Clarín and its’ workforce –which will be represented by some delegates in Geneva.
Schmid argued that “Clarín group goes against free unionism. It has been a long time since there were internal commissions in the company, and delegates are persecuted”. And he added “the presentation will be delivered as a plight from the Argentine labour centre against the violation of international agreements”.
This year’s ILO conference will meet under the theme “Build a future with decent work”.