Juan Grabois once again charged Mercado Libre: “Some have the merit of taking a cut when the rest are doing badly”

Social leader Juan Grabois again harshly criticized the company led by Marcos Galperín.  (Source: AFP and DYN).

Social leader Juan Grabois again harshly criticized the company led by Marcos Galperín. (Source: AFP and DYN).

In another sample of his style challenging, The social leader Juan Grabois again attacked the Mercado Libre company this Thursday, stating that “Some have the merit of taking a cut when the rest are doing badly.”

Through his Twitter account, Grabois published a photo of one of the company’s planes and pointed out: “Some have the great merit of getting a cut when the rest of us are doing badly. And the world falls A shitty year goes by for the excluded from the countryside and the city, the working people, the middle class. I toast because in the next one, as Quilapayún said, the tortilla will return ”.

This it’s not the first time that the social leader harshly criticizes the most valuable Argentine company today, which boasts a market price higher than $ 81 billion. A figure that is equivalent to more than double the reserves and 20% of Argentina’s GDP.

At the beginning of May 2019, Grabois, and also through Twitter, had described the company led by Marcos Galperín as generator of “contraband, evasion and financial speculation ”.

“Mercado Libre is smuggling, evasion, financial speculation, consumer abuse and unfair competition,” said at that time the also reference of the Frente Patria Grande. And I add: “Your ‘success’ is the destruction of thousands of jobs. Macri made them billionaires at his expense ”.

Along with that text, he attached a graphic prepared by Bloomberg on the economic situation of the company, which at that time showed a market valuation of more than US $ 29,000 million. In the background, an image of Galperín himself appeared, embracing Mauricio Macri.

A few hours after that publication, the social leader returned to the attack: “If you are doing so well and the rest are so bad, question your privileges Marcos Galperín. You’re the richest guy in the country, but Macri gives you 70% of the contributions and 60% of the income tax, forcing law 25,922 ”.

Those strong questions from Grabois were responded immediately by the founder and current CEO of Mercado Libre who is living in Uruguay.

Far from having stood idly by, the businessman came out to reply with a short but forceful message on Twitter: “Too bad it’s tragic, it should be just comical.”

The conflict with Truckers

In addition to the new controversy with Grabois, during this year Mercado Libre also suffered attacks by the truckers’ union, which blocked seven logistics centers of the company and prevented the shipment of e-commerce products. The union demanded membership of the employees in this sector, who are framed under a special collective agreement for Loading and Unloading.

After the blockade, the union and the electronic commerce company reached a “social peace agreement” and formed a “dialogue table to go over specific issues,” according to the Ministry of Labor. All with the aim of avoiding new conflicts between both parties.

The Truckers union claims the affiliation of 900 Mercado Libre employees.  (Photo: Argentine News)
The Truckers union claims the affiliation of 900 Mercado Libre employees. (Photo: Argentine News)

However, that truce did not last long, since Moyano returned to the charge against the company by posting a modified image of the Mercado Libre logo on Twitter. Instead of the two flexed arms appeared two hands with handcuffs, and the legend: “If the market is free, labor is a slave.”

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