BUENOS AIRES, March 7 (Xinhua) -- The largest labor federation in Argentina mobilized a massive protest in Buenos Aires on Tuesday against the government's economic policies.
Leaders and members of the powerful General Confederation of Labor (CGT) took to the streets and threatened a nationwide 24-hour strike at the end of March or beginning of April unless the government "corrects" current economic policy.
"We came to announce that there is going to be a show of strength in Argentina at the end of the month. I ask you to please listen to what the reasons are," Juan Carlos Schmid, one of three federation secretary generals, said in a message directed at officials.
Thousands of Argentine workers, in both private and public sectors, have lost jobs in the past 15 months since President Mauricio Macri took office in December 2015.
"We are going for a show of force, because there is one speed for the powerful and another for the weak. This is how inequality is growing by leaps and bounds in Argentina," said Schmid.
Also on Tuesday, unionized teachers were on the second day of a 48-hour strike to protest a recommended cap on salary increases, which they say does not take into account the inflation.
Last week, President Macri announced inflation was "clearly falling," registering 8.9 percent in the second half of 2016.