Victory for LARCO Workers!

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The workers of LARCO with the massive support and solidarity of thousands of workers and unions from all over Greece succeeded in a new important win against the Government that wants to shut down the factory.

With a massive demonstration in the centre of Athens and a militant protest at the Ministry of Finance the workers forced the Government to renew the workers’ contracts till May 12.

It is clear that the government considered the workers “finished” and until yesterday it was adamant to fire them next Sunday, and had already signed through its agencies shameful unemployment programs.

But the uprising of the workers and their unions in every town and village where LARCO operates with the huge solidarity of hundreds of unions expressed in yesterday’s rally stopped the Government’s plans.

“All together today, in a frontal confrontation with the decisions of the government, the business groups, their mechanisms, we come out victorious”, stressed Panagiotis Politis, president of the LARCO Workers Union in Larymna, informing the thousands of demonstrators.

“They tried to drown us, but we are not giving up. We are pulling our heads out of the bottom of the sea again and taking a breather until May 12, we have 40 days to turn things around. The struggle will continue until LARCO’s chimney smokes again,” he said.

This is a great victory, an extension of “life”, which may seem short, but at the same time it keeps the workers in their work, in their homes, and creates conditions to continue the struggle until the final victory.

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