Call Center Workers of Greece new successful Strike reaches the Parliament!

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With a massive new strike workers in Call Center Companies in Greece demanded wage increases with Collective Contracts and an end to the slave trade practices with the “special purpose visa” for migrant workers in call centres, where thousands of migrants work alongside Greek colleagues.

In fact, after the official foundation of two new business unions in “Teleperformance” and “Webhelp”, the strikers yesterday were even more determined for the great battle they are fighting, overcoming the threats and blackmails escalated by the employers.

It is significant that many of them were striking even though they are under “evaluation”, i.e. “hostage” status by the employer. Also, young workers who had not taken the step in the two previous strikes also went on strike, sending a message to the employers that their struggle is not being defused, but is instead escalating.

“Enough is enough” was typically heard over and over again with one voice from Greek and migrant workers, both in the rallies outside the companies’ offices in Athens and outside the Parliament, where the strikers met, responding to the joint strike call of the sectoral Telecommunications – Information Technology Trade Union (SETIP) of Attica and the newly established business unions at the companies “Teleperformance” (SETEP) and “Webhelp” (WUW).

“We fought another battle despite the employers’ blackmail to stop the strike. Today we gave them another answer. Let them come now to discuss the Collective Contract,” said Ferhat Tum, president of the Workers’ union of Teleperformance. Also massive was the participation in the strike by the employees of “Teleperformance” in Thessaloniki and Chania, Crete.

While at the same time with their colleagues in Greece, the workers of “Teleperformance” and “Webhelp” in France went on strike. They were joined by the workers of “Majorel”, with the fight that gave a new and important impetus to the struggles of the sector.






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