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(en) Glyfada, Athens, December 19, 2015: Concentration against "?oches Rojas" (gr, ca) [machine translation]

Date Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:26:41 +0200

After calls "White Nights" have reached the "Red Nights". On Saturday December 19, 2015 Merchants Association and the municipal authority of the upscale neighborhood of Glyfada (Athenian coastal area) organize other consumer party. The plan is that this Saturday Glyfada shops do not close in the afternoon. They remain open until midnight. ---- Employers and municipal leaders have had the nerve to claim that it have inspired color ... "spirit of the holidays" to call this new violation of labor rights "Red Nights". Apparently, this spirit is disinterested in workers, who this December will be working twenty-four consecutive days: From 7 to 31 December , no days with intensified work. The obvious after these consumerist party cabinet is hidden the attempt of employers to impose labor Ages. Such parties go hand in hand with the attempt to remove Sunday as a holiday, and certainly the so-called flexible opening hours. At the same time what they want it is to get us used to the concept of consumerism as a way to be at work all day, and the role of slave produced for the few and have fun window shopping and shows junk. They want all that we perceive as normal, as an essential part of our life ...

In a statement about the "Workers in commerce" initiative states:

For us, the workers and the workers in the commerce sector, all these trade events patterns have not kidding, they have no interest and no benefits. On the contrary, they are continuing the relentless violation of our rights and our dignity: Fasteners (business) and layoffs, starvation wages, unpaid for months, flexible working hours and unpaid overtime, work even on Sunday, terrorism employers, individual contracts ... Creating a festive atmosphere above these conditions reveals the true condition of those who organize / spread / support these events, and who consciously or unconsciously contribute to the spread and deepening of this condition.

Two years ago the "White Nights" were presented as "exceptions" in the business world, we have the experience as workers learned that "there is nothing more permanent than temporary." The same thing happened a few years ago with flexible working hours, as happens now with the coordinated elimination of Sunday as a holiday through the application of the measure of the "seven working Sundays a year," so do with " White Nights ", granting local and regional authorities the right to organize such parties when they want it. Are we willing to get used to all of that and give our Sundays, holidays and nights to employers?

... Surely this extension of time would not be beneficial to workers, which will be fun and with consumers, or the proceeds of their patterns are distributed, but they will work more in a period which is already difficult, and your benefits will be a few crumbs to nothing, considering that there are workers who continue to work without pay or charge a garbage wages when employers want. We note that even if all employees charged overtime, this does not mean that it had to bleed for the benefit of municipalities, employers and consumers, or they had to contribute to the abolition of all labor pools ...

Of course, all these working nights colored sky did not fall. They are integrated into a broader plan of dismantling labor relations, which includes the intensification of work, wages of 450 euros, flexible schedules (always according to the employer's needs), unpaid work for the good of the company, the elimination collective agreements, layoffs, employers' terrorism and many other tricks such as the abolition of Sunday as a holiday, the introduction of the terms of "beneficiary" instead of worker, volunteer work (with the pretext of lack of work experience) and many more. All aforementioned have to become normal and natural in the consciousness of every worker and every consumer (who may be working in another sector). Specifically, with regard to liberalization timetables, their legalization in the eyes of consumers is one of the most important tools) tools in the hands of the bosses and the state. However, as with most operating normally, it may be "normal" for our operators only and not for workers in commercial or business.

Especially in recent years, amid the economic crisis and memoranda, the offensive against labor rights is part of the general offensive of capital against the working world. The burden of the crisis falls on bad employees, the unemployed, on direct and indirect wage. All this in the name of competitiveness of the national economy, urging us to hold (to suffer) to save (rescue) to the country, economy, e.tc. And in all cases where there has been reaction, the response of bourgeois democracy came in the form of emergency regime and its main supporters the mass disinformation and Police (strikes by teachers, clerks, workers in the Metro e.tc). At this juncture our response will be poor while we have the leftist managers "something will change," and while we delegate our class interests to policy experts and trade unionism, union headquarters and all sold to deceive people to satisfy their partisan interests ...

On Saturday December 19, 2015 , at 18: 00h Katraki be held in the square in Glyfada one cncentracion against "Red Nights". A concentration has been called the "Coordinadora against the abolition of Sunday as a holiday," the community "Workers in commerce," the initiative "Workers, workers, unemployed persons from the southern suburbs (in Athens)" and anarchist collectives "Parekura" and "Namus" libertarian local "Pikrodafni" and the "Initiative of anarchists and anti-authoritarians Imeto Feet" and comrades in the neighborhood Iliúpoli.

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