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(en) levante cnt ait: ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SYNDICATES FOR THE RESTRUCTURING OF THE CNT/AIT TO ALL THE AIT SECTIONS (ca)

Date Tue, 6 Sep 2016 12:36:46 +0300


The National Conference of Trade Unions convened by the "Levante Regional" was held from June 25th to June 26th as a previous step towards a congress process for the restructuring of the CNT/AIT. ---- The "Levante Regional" would like to pass the following conclusions related to the AIT on to the union members of the syndicates from all the sections: ---- It is necessary for all the AIT sections to know about the congress process promoted by the "Levante Regional", as well as the reason which has promoted it. The Trade Unions of eastern Spain , expelled because of their compromise with the Principles, Tactics, and Aims (PTF) which rule the organic regulations of the CNT, are against the authoritarian, vertical and reformist drift of the CNT.

The reformist CNT is trying to give the image to the different sections of the AIT, that expelled unions are affinity groups without any trade union activity at all. The AIT sections ought to know that this is not true. The expelled unions have never ceased to be syndicates keeping on with their labour conflicts and information support to the workers, as well as carrying out a strong activity in support of the campaigns and conflicts of the federated syndicates that are critical with the reformist line. This is evidenced by numerous actions like the pickets in support of the conflict against Red Cross (Cruz Roja) in Alicante; the campaign against the layoffs in Mercadona; against The Phone House, and so on. This information can easily be found on the Internet. Trade union activity has never been left aside. On the contrary, for the expelled syndicates the anarcho-syndicalist activity represents a continuous work of support, diffusion and the promotion of the labour conflicts, which constitute the opportunity to start reaching the ideological and practical workers self-tuition, and according to our ideas, they are the catalyst for the revolutionary strike. They, the reformists, are the ones who want the CNT to stop being anarcho-syndicalist, not us.

The Levante syndicates, attendant of the conference mentioned above, are expressing our support to the AIT, as well as our rejection to the creation process of a renewed AIT or a new International, that the reformist CNT is plotting, along with other syndicates such as the SAC. In spite of the blockade of the AIT circulars on the part of the official CNT, we are aware of the huge work displayed by the AIT sections and we know that the assertion of their supposed «little dedication to trade union work» -claimed by the syndicates fostering the reformist re-founding process in AIT- is not justified. It is completely clear for us that their contempt for the actions of international solidarity has to do with their pursuit of turning into a professional job the trade union work . Here in Spain it has led to the creation of an abomination such as the Confederate Technical Bureau or GTC (Gabinete Técnico Confederal) which is absorbing the confederate funds and has been also pushing the syndicates into their ideological line. They are real customers of the corrupt elite ruling CNT up to this day because of their taking advantage on an unfair voting system. The yellow trade-unionism model that they want to establish, has not only shown to be an ineffective system itself, but would lead us to lose the ideals our organization is fighting for. We make a call to the international membership to open their eyes and to tackle the reformist attempt of re-founding the AIT.

We wish to draw the attention to the fact that in the XI Congress of the CNT, held in Zaragoza in December 2015, there was no clear agreement on the process of re-founding the AIT, on the organization of a new international, or the adoption of another way to unionism. The agreements on the re-founding of the AIT mentioned in the official web of CNT do not exist.

We consider that the resolutions of the XI/Eleventh Congress concerning the AIT were against the statutes of the CNT, as it was the case of the anarcho-syndicalist unions expulsion. A great number of the official CNT assemblies know it and disagree with those expulsion processes.

We support the international fight of the workers.

We are going to maintain working relations among the anarcho-syndicalists in Spain and worldwide, and we are going to develop the co-ordination of the AIT and the libertarian movement.

It is our purpose to maintain relationship with the true AIT, not with the re-founded one. We will give our support to the sections of the true AIT, and the federated syndicates of the CNT which are critical with the reformist line.

We wish to inform the AIT sections that there will be a new Federation in Spain as a result of a Congress, the first part of which will be held in November. All the AIT sections and groups in favour of our line, besides the CNT syndicates also in favour of making up the anarcho-syndicalist CNT, will be invited.

For the Libertarian Communism

On behalf of our true anarcho-syndicalist identity

Long Life to AIT!

https://levantecntait.wordpress.com/2016/09/03/announcement-from-the-national-conference-of-syndicates-for-the-restructuring-of-the-cntait-castellano/
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