Argentina’s main labour Unions took to the streets of the Capital demanding more jobs and protesting centre-right President Mauricio Macri’s economic policies.

Tens of thousands of workers gathered in the historic plaza de mayo criticizing Macri, who is trying to lower labour costs to attract investment and jump-start an economy that emerged from recession in the second half of last year.

Standing on a podium at the protest, he said the CGT would meet in late September to discuss a potential strike.

Macri in an interview this month his government was negotiating Labour agreements sector by sector rather than trying to pass a comprehensive Labour reform like the one approved in Neighbouring Brazil.

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