PAME Calls the Unions, the National Federations, the Regional Trade Union Centers to join the Strike action all over Greece against the new antiworkers’ bill forwarded by the Government on Friday January 12.
Against this new attack PAME has called for General Strike on Friday, January 12.Dozens of National Workers’ Federations, Regional Trade Union Centers and Trade Unions have already responded to the call.
The GSEE-ADEDY (members of ETUC in Greece) and their unions have refused to call for Strike, so as to give time to the Government to abolish workers’ basic rights.
The new bill includes a series of antiworkers’ measures (abolition of any protection of workers’ homes so as to be auctioned by the banks, new taxes, etc) as well as imposition of new laws on trade union action and organization aiming to ban our right to go on strike.
The class trade unions are organizing a series of actions to strengthen workers’ response to the new attack and prepare massive participation to the strike under the Slogan “Hands off! From our Right to Go On Strike”
On Tuesday January 9 the class unions of Athens held a militant demonstration and protest to the Ministry of Labour. When the Minister of Labor refused to meet with delegation of the class unions the workers entered the Ministry with force, hanged banners to the building, naming it “Ministry of Employers-European Union and IMF” and not of the labor. The protest forced the Minister to meet with delegation of the Unions, who demanded the cancelation of the bill that bans workers’ right to go on strike. The Minister refused to withdraw the bill and slandered the class unions.
On Wednesday, January 10, PAME held a flash-protest in front of Prime Ministers’ Mansion.
PAME called the workers, youth, pensioners, the unemployed, farmers, the self-employed, all the people to daily, massive, militant action.
All in the Strike of Friday January 12
All in the Strike Demonstrations on Friday January 12 and Monday January 15
The government wants to pass the new bill without resistance
They must receive a militant response
We call all Unions, from all countries, to express their Solidarity and Support with the new Strike of PAME on Friday January 12 and the daily demonstrations of the working class of Greece