Production and Labour Minister Dante Sica lamented the decision. Speaking at the IDEAs business summit in Mar del Plata, he also confirmed the government would look at implementing labour reform within the next two years.
"We hope to have the sufficient maturity to discuss it in the next year or two years because, if not, we will be creating more unemployment", he said.
"We have been working with unions as we had been previously, and this does not seem like an opportune decision given the situation we are experiencing", Sica said, in relation to Argentina's ongoing economic woes.
"The right to strike is constitutional. Nobody is making observations about that", he clarified.