Saturday , September 25 2021

Petro proposes a national strike against VAT in family careers



The leader of Human Colombia, Gustavo Petro, called for a great restraint of activities next November 28 to reject the controversial proposal from the national government to collect VAT to all products in the basket basket.

The former presidential candidate demanded various social and political sectors in the country, including workers' organizations, indigenous people, workers, Afro, including mobilizing and express their rejection of the announced measures which, in their opinion, will affect all citizens.

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The congressional leader also asked citizens to mobilize to improve transport conditions at national level.

"I propose that the employee / public cease activities before November 28 in the refusal of VAT on food. I ask farmers, domestic and afro to organize the mobilization of their communities. I ask bus users to join the mobilization for decent transport"Petro said through his Twiiter account.

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The Congressman's announcement came after the Workers Workers Central (CUT), together with students and social organizations, announced that on November 15, they will promote mobilization against the tax reform and demanded a larger budget for public education.

According to the employee organization, on November 28, it will be a major mobilization of all sectors affected by tax reforms with a catch of capitals. according to the development of these two activities The possibility of obtaining a national strike will be evaluated.

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