viernes, 11 de octubre de 2019
sábado, 5 de octubre de 2019
jueves, 3 de octubre de 2019
The GS of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, who was present at the PAME strike rally at the Propylaea, stated: “The least thing that the government must do right this moment is to withdraw this shameful Bill, a bill that further destroys Collective Bargaining, which attempts to put a muzzle on the trade union movement, that strikes a blow at vital labor rights and gains won over many years.”With a new nation-wide strike and rallies in dozens of cities on October 2nd, the mobilizations continued against the anti-people legislation being promoted by the ND government in the name of “development”. Sectoral Federations, Labor Centers and Trade Unions, continuing the 24/9 strike, confronted the government, employers and the undermining role of the GSEE leadership yet one more time.
In Athens a mass rally of the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) took place, followed by a march to the Parliament, while similar strike rallies took place in more than 50 cities throughout Greece.
Addressing the rally, Giannis Tasioulas, President of the Federation of Construction Workers, revealed the anti-labor nature of the new legislation that stipulates an attack against fixed work hours, against minimum and mid-level wages, exemptions for those employers who do not deposit insurance contributions into the Funds, permanizing a bare minimum of salaries and wages, through the notorious “exceptions” concerning any Collective Bargaining Agreements that are signed, as well as a further attack against the unions and the right to strike.
Additionally, G. Tasioulas condemned the government's agreement with the USA and NATO, which was not made, as he stated, in the interests of the working people.
He expressed the solidarity of the trade unions with immigrants and refugees.
G. Tasioulas ended his speech as follows: “It's not coincidental that employers and the union mafia wake up and sleep with anti-communism in their mouths. Nor that the bourgeois parties lose any opportunity to spew the poison of anti-communism. Neither is it a coincidence that the EU resolutions that distort the History of the peoples, equating Nazism and fascism with communism, were co-signed by liberal, center, and fake left forces. This serves their interests. To attack the working class and the popular strata as a whole. Historical experience shows that anti-communism is the preparation by the forces of capital for an overall strike against the workers. This element must be seriously estimated by each and every one of us. We do not compromise. We do not lay down our weapons in battle. Through our struggle we will impose justice.”
viernes, 13 de septiembre de 2019
lunes, 9 de septiembre de 2019
With the slogan : “Struggle for unity – mass – class, for modern working conditions and pay, for a life with rights”, thousands of working people, unemployed, self-employed, farmers women and youth rallied on Saturday, 7th September at the All Workers Militant Front (PAME) demonstration at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), directing a call for struggle to every working person for contemporary working conditions, for a life with rights.
Behind the banners of the Trade Unions, Federations and Labor Centers, protesters from Thessaloniki and surrounding prefectures, gave the first mass, united class answer to the anti-people attack of the government – the EU – capital, making it clear that “normalcy” is not the anti-labor upheavals the curtailment of labor rights, of trade union and popular freedom. It is not 'normalcy' for the country to be integrated in imperialist plans and competitions, which create dangerous conditions for our people and the peoples of the neighboring countries.
At the same time, they directed an open call for unity and action against the new plans that the ND government is readying.
A delegation of the CC of the KKE was at the rally, headed by the GS of the CC, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, who in his statement to the Press noted:
“Capitalist growth is neither beneficial for all, nor is it a given, due to the international environment, as is claimed and alleged by the current Greek government.
All of them seek to 'drag the labor – popular movement behind the chariot of monopoly interests', so that they can serve the profits of the few at the expense of the interests of the many.
This why here and now we need a dynamic organization of labor – popular struggle, the development of class unity, a widening of the social, popular alliance, a change in the correlation of forces, so that the new anti-labor – anti-trade union laws will not pass, to abolish previous laws that have brought the working class and the Greek people to their knees, to open the way so that we can live our lives as we really deserve to live them today.”