With all the actors in political, social and economic life, I have always tried to convey a different vision for our country. With Hugo Moyano Also. His strong hostility to Krishneri during the second term of Christina Fernandez caused a closer dialogue and the participation of the podium at the opening ceremony of the memorial to Juan Domingo Perón, in front of the customs building, in Buenos Aires, in October 2015. That afternoon I was once again justified by Peron Productions Which promoted equal opportunities to access social justice.
In our conversations, I insisted to Moyano that our project includes achieving a productive Argentina, able to go out into the world, able to grow, and that in order to achieve these goals, there is no other way but Cut costs For what we do.
Neither the Argentinians nor the world should overpay for our production. We cannot export our financial inefficiency, our distorted taxes, and the cost overruns resulting from labor agreements from another century.
“Hugo, the value of the truck cannot be more than 40% and twice its value in other Latin American countries.” He replied that he agreed, yes, I’ll see, no problem. When I came to the government, we started suggesting that we need him and his union to make their contribution so that the Argentinian products can compete. But everything became more difficult. This initial understanding will become incremental Open confrontation Over the months.
At first, Moyano seemed to agree with my vision. It was clear that the amount of arbitrary benefits and perks that he and the truckers’ union were getting had the opposite effect on the country’s productivity. And like a dog that wants to bite its tail, lower production always means less work and fewer trucks. From a perspective, I think Moyano knew he had the same challenge ahead of him in government and that many of our country’s leaders still face today: They are either part of the problem or part of the solution. Part of his guild supported the need for changes. But on the other side was his son, Pablo, With a more extreme appearance, which directly led to the refusal of any alternative. The situation is more than clear. It reached a point of blackmail when the union itself became the issuer of the free debt coupon in order to deliver the cargo to truck drivers. The drivers’ job system, and the issue of employer percentages of contributions was a kind of tourniquet that precluded reasonable costs. Like the funnel, everything ends up in small or medium-sized companies with a truck or two and ends up paying the union what the union determines at its discretion. And as if that weren’t enough, the blurring treatment of black payments to obtain free debt certificates has been added.
We had two years of conversations with little developments and small setbacks. Representing the interests of the state, that is, the interest of all Argentines, the Ministry of Transport and Production had to work together at times, sometimes in succession. But the conflicts began to escalate. At a certain point, the Ministry of Labor began applying very significant fines to the union led by Moyano for the reconciliations that had not been complied with. he was there, The relationship with Moyano entered a new phase with no return.
In 2018 a woman owns a moving company, Nancy PastorinoWith great courage he denounced the Truckers Syndicate for the blackmail and made it possible for others to dare to report as well. Legal cases started piling up, but what is remarkable is that we all noticed that the judges stopped them. I am confident that, regardless of the power and influence Moyano may exercise, the judge and judges responsible for these cases will ensure that the law is respected. Moyano decided to be part of the problem: The change we wanted to make ended in slowing down. The blocking machine achieved a small victory over the vast majority of Argentines, by categorically rejecting the notion that there would be no work or good wages for truck drivers in a country that could not sell its products to the domestic market or abroad.
In those months, there were other scandals related to his role as football captain in Independent gym, From complaints about prabavas. The football topic has undoubtedly aroused a lot of interest for people who follow the club, but as president it was already my primary concern to prevent him from continuing to punish producers and consumers. According to a study by Coca-Cola bottling company in Argentina, the cost of a truck in the price of this drink in our country is twice that of the remaining cost in Latin America. this is Extortionate position Moyano will appear again after some time Free marketBy attempting to inflict all workers in its logistical factories through gangs, illegally disrupting the activities of these centers and harming even truck drivers who lost working days.