Greece February 28 – The biggest strike of the last years!

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The biggest strike in recent years with rivers of workers and youth flooding Athens, Thessaloniki, Larissa, Heraklion, Patras, Ioannina and dozens of cities across the country, sent a message of disobedience and conflict by putting forward the slogan “their profits or our lives”.

One year after the crime in Tempe, the anger is growing. Double to the relatives of the 57 dead, the country paralysed to make it clear that any attempt at a cover-up will not pass, no one will go unpunished, demanding that all political and criminal responsibility for the crime be held immediately.

No cover-up, no cover-up attempted by the government will be tolerated!

Today’s strike sent a strong message of condemnation of the policy that is crushing the lives of the people. The complete freeze of factories and workplaces, the large participation in the strike rallies surpassed all previous mobilisations because the cup has overflowed in the sectors and workplaces.

We continue! The strike with a record number of strike decisions of the Workers’ Regional Union Centres and Federations, the hundreds of public and private sector unions is a milestone. A station of a great struggle and a station of a new escalation.

Escalation that comes with the daily mobilizations in the workplaces for the signing of collective agreements with wage increases, for the protection of the right to work, for work and life with rights. Escalation with a new National strike on 17 April.

(Basically, the only “union” organization that did not participate in this huge strike of February 28, was the ETUC member in Greece, GSEE.)

With our action to become the worst nightmare of all those who dread the struggles that put forward the needs of the workers, who go against profits and exploitation, who question the politics of profit, of wars, of the involvement of our country in the wars, of the “fiscal balance” of poverty for the many.

In these struggles the workers can and must come together with the popular strata of the city and village, with the students and pupils, against their common enemies, the business groups and their governments.

Photos from the strike rally in Athens and other cities https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjBfPu

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Heraklion Crete

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Larissa

 

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