Thursday, 21. February 2019

«Stop the crime – Close the hot spot now. Unblock Refugees and Immigrants. Not in the downgrading of Healthcare «. With this motto, dozens of trade unions, professional associations, women’s and students’ organizations people of all ages participated in the mobilization and the strike on the island of Samos.

PAME stands by the side of the poor farmers who struggle against poverty and misery imposed by the Government-EU and Business Groups.

The class workers’ movement denounces the unprecedented governmental operation of intimidation and repression against the struggling farmers.

The Regional Trade Union Centre of Samos (island in the Aegean Sea close to Turkey) decided a 24-hour strike on Thursday, February 7th, in the island of Samos, highlighting that the SYRIZA government is systematically lying and is indifferent towards the humanitarian crime, which, with the government’s tolerance, takes place on the island.

A massive protests at the Ministries of Labor and Migration Policy, as well as at the Embassy of Bangladesh, was organized on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, immigrant land workers from the area of Nea Manoloda, in Southern Greece.

Dozens of migrants, most of whom lived in a camp that was burned last June, traveled by buses from the region to Athens, expressing their determination to fight against the miserable living and work conditions they face.

On Thursday 27th of December, the union of workers in the telecoms and IT sector of Athens along with workers of Teleperformance gathered at the headquarters of the company, in order to denounce the 200 layoffs that the company announced. At the same time, Teleperformance is also sacking trade unionists. 

The trade union called for the cancellation of the layoffs and calls for struggle against the intimidation and the persecution of trade unionists. 


All Workers Militant Front (PAME)

Two weeks ago, mobilizations were organized in Greece through anonymous appeals with nationalist and irredentist slogans spread in schools. The Secretary of the Central Council of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE), Nikos Abatielos wrote an article for a Greek newspaper, in which he declared that the efforts of various fascists failed thanks to the determined position of the students. Organizing student mobilizations with the participation of tens of thousands of students under the slogan, "We fight for our rights in education and life. No to the Tsipras-Zaev agreement. All fascists out of our schools. NATO out of Greece and the Balkans,” KNE played a key role in the isolation of the fascists, whose plans eventually failed.

PAME held massive and militant demonstrations all over Greece on December 18 against the anti-workers’ State Budget.

In Athens thousands of workers took to the streets and demonstrated in front of the Parliament.

The main speaker, President of the Union of Workers in Thriasio Hospital, stated: “We welcome all the workers who are here and in other cities of Greece demonstrating against the «memorandum budget» of the SYRIZA-ANEL government, which does not fall short of anything else in previous memorandum budgets.

Thousands of Pensioners from all over Greece held a great demonstration in the center of Athens on Saturday, December 15.

The pensioners demanded the reinstatement of all their rights and of their pensions, which have been cut drastically the previous years. They also protested against the anti-workers social security legislation.

The Union of Private Employees in Athens held a strike on December 11 for workers in Médecins Sans Frontières’ (Doctors Without Borders) offices, demanding the re-employment of the four fired  workers.

It is an important step that the workers themselves, with the help of the Union, have organized and protected their mobilization.

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