Petro will go with trade unionists for change

BOGOTA, June 1st. Colombian President Gustavo Petro announced that he would join a march called by union leaders on June 7 in support of the reform projects presented to the Congress, through which he seeks to transform the nation.

In a message published on the social network Twitter, which was reviewed by Telesur, Petro assured: “This time I will not be on the balcony, I will march with the workers, and I hope that those who voted for change in Colombia will now accompany me in all the municipalities of the country.”

The head of state has repeatedly urged his followers to put pressure on the streets to bring about the changes he promised during the election campaign, and a few days ago he denounced that a soft coup strategy is being developed against his government, which materializes, among other things, through the persecution of officials his executive power in order to force them to leave office, as happened with Senator Roy Barreras.

Behind this, Petro condemned, are interests, above all those of the right, who do not want to give up power and resort to all sorts of strategies to prevent the materialization of the economic, social and political reforms that he carried out. promotion.

Three key reforms are currently being discussed in Congress: labor, health care, and pensions, which include, among other things, reducing the participation of the private sector in the health care system, redistributing unproductive land, and changing the system of labor, pensions, and justice, among others, the news recalled. multinational.

In this context, there was a call for a march announced the day before by the Unitarian Confederation of Colombian Workers (CUT), the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) and the Confederation of Colombian Workers (CTC).

In press statements, Francisco Maltes, president of CUT, noted that “the debate about the three social reforms of the Gustavo Petro shift government is becoming increasingly critical, on the one hand, due to the media campaign of the economic forces and the policies of the neoliberal establishment and the extreme right against it, as well as the narrow window of time left for their approval due to the delay of various economic, political and media forces.”

Source: Juventud Rebelde


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Read More