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2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Argentina

Publisher International Trade Union Confederation
Publication Date 6 June 2013
Cite as International Trade Union Confederation, 2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Argentina, 6 June 2013, available at: [accessed 24 November 2017]
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Compulsory conciliation: Public authorities regularly intervene in labour disputes that affect subway services. In August 2012, public authorities in Buenos Aires terminated a collective dispute by issuing a resolution ordering compulsory conciliation.

Interference in trade union activities: In August 2012 the Government of Buenos Aires issued a resolution requiring all municipal workers' unions to request a permit to conduct meetings, reserving the authority to assess the appropriateness of what is done outside working hours.

Police intervention: Police in the province of Salta violently repressed workers at Ingenio San Martín del Tabacal who were demonstrating in front of the workplace. In August 2012, the police action included intervention in the Villa Las Rosas neighbourhood, where the repressive forces entered workers' homes and fired tear gas which also affected their families. A two year old girl was injured by police buckshot. In recent years the company has practiced anti-union dismissals and intervened in the union elections.

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