Leaders of Argentina's General Confederation of Labour (C.G.T.) on Tuesday (12 November) paid homage to?
Leaders of Argentina's General Confederation of Labour (C.G.T.) on Tuesday (12 November) paid homage to the soldiers who have been killed in clashes with guerrillas during the past few months.
After the parade in front of the Army Headquarters, Union leaders said the Labour Unions and Army were the twin indestructible pillars upon which Argentinian society was based.
In the past these two sections of the community had been in extreme opposition
Tuesday's parade was to honour soldiers killed in the increasing number of guerilla attacks. More than 140 people have died in political violence since the death of General Peron on 1 July. Less than a week before, the Government had declared a state of siege in the face of mounting violence.
The Army Chief, General Leandro Anaya, Defence Minister Alberto Savino, and Labour Minister, Ricardo Otero, watched the march-past along with leaders of the C.G.T.
The Defence Minister unveiled a plaque in memory of the dead soldiers.
SYNOPSIS: In the past the Army and Labour movement have often been opposed to one another. But in the face of growing political violence, the two sections of the communit appear to be drawing together.
Labour Minister Ricardo Otero - in civilian clothes - was one of the Government representatives. Many soldiers were among the more than one hundred and forty people who have been killed in political violence in Argentina since the beginning of July.
Army Chief General Leandro Anaya also paid homage to his fallen comrades.