On 20 December 2023, President Javier Milei issued the Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) #70/2023 — an unprecedented abuse of presidential powers to strip Argentina’s workers of their fundamental rights in the name of ‘anarcho-capitalism.’

The Decree administers a “shock” to the nation: it tears up rights, criminalizes strikes, and paves the way for privatization of national assets from telecommunications to public infrastructure.

Workers are fighting back. In early January, the Confederación General del Trabajo (CGT) scored an early legal victory when Argentina’s National Labor Chamber of Appeals suspended the decree’s worker provisions, citing their "repressive” and “punitive” nature.

But Milei and his allies refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer. Right now, they are preparing an appeal to the court’s judgment in order to force the Decree. "We will take all this first to the administrative litigation courts, and if we are unsuccessful, to the Supreme Court,” said Attorney General Rodolfo Barra.
That is why, on 24 January, the country’s leading trade unions have announced a general strike — and called for your solidarity to support it.

We, the undersigned, have heard their call — and pledge our unwavering support for the workers of Argentina as they defend their rights, protect their democracy, and defeat Milei’s extremist decree.