Macri: “I don’t seek to be Cristina’s boyfriend, but work for the people”
Buenos Aires, May 10, 2012
Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri again called for the autonomy of the City demanding a meeting with President Cristina Kirchner.
“We would like the president depose this attitude and call us. I will not be Kirchnerist and I do not pretend that she be PRO or start a relationship, but we work for people,” the official said on the radio.
“They want to impose management responsibilities as the subway,” Macri said. “We are here to support her and luckily we’re not all alone. There is a judicial system that isn’t handled by Kirchnerism.”
The fight Macri-Cristina has a new round after the Ministry of Labour sent to the Federal Police to find the head of Buenos Aires Subway State Society (SBASE), Juan Pablo Piccardo, to participate in a joint discussion with workers.
Macri described the event as “nothing short of a joke, which we clearly are not a part of it.”
And said that wage bargaining “is discussed between employee and employer, and in this case the employer is Metrovías and the subway is handled by the national government.”