The first massive, united, class response was given by thousands of workers, unemployed, self-employed, young workers, pensioners and women at Thessaloniki with the rally of PAME during the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair, on Saturday, September 7, with the slogan:
«Class, Massive, Unifying Struggle
for Contemporary Conditions of Work and Pay
For Life With Rights.»
The demonstration sent a massive, militant response to the anti-workers’ government-EU-capital attack and responded to the ND government’s plans to crack down on the trade union movement.
PAME noted that today there is a need for a movement that will demand better working conditions, wages and pension increases, social benefits expansion. A vibrant trade union movement alive, with unions that are active and have active participation of workers in their collective democratic processes. A movement that will not bargain for how many rights workers will lose each time.
A movement that will fight for the recovery of losses, aggressively highlighting the modern needs of the workers and the conditions that exist so as those to be satisfied. A movement that will have a steadfast front to defend workers against the monopolies and every government that is serving them, their state, the EU, a movement against exploitation in an anti-capitalist direction.