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Argentina's top union declares general strike

The CGT staged a major protest against Macri's government in April, when 350,000 people marched against layoffs and the slumping economyArgentina’s largest labor union, the CGT, has declared its first general strike under President Mauricio Macri to protest the conservative leader’s economic policies, a spokesman said Friday. The CGT has still not set a date for the 24-hour strike, union official Juan Carlos Schmid said. The decision comes after months of criticizing a rightward policy shift under Macri, who took office in December vowing to reignite growth in Latin America’s third-largest economy with free-market reforms.

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