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(en) cnt valladolid es: CNT leaves strengthened of its School of Summer in Traspinedo (ca, fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Sat, 26 Aug 2017 23:56:38 +0300

The 2017 Summer School of the CNT has been held from 18 to 20 August in the town of Traspinedo (Valladolid). The heat has struck hard, as expected, in the region of Tierra de Pinares of which is part Traspinedo, but hopefully all the difficulties that we have to face working class people were like this. Of course, it was not enough to dissuade us from the task we wanted to accomplish with the School: that unions from within and outside the Spanish State - eventually a total of eighteen - had occasion to analyze their trade union action together. ---- CNT continues to grow in affiliation and presence in the workplace . More and more workers and workers take the step of directly defending the rights that are taken away by the bosses and the administration; and they do not wait for subsidized unions signing agreements on their behalf but behind them , or employment policies which multiply the subcontracts and precarious without seeking further improvement that corporate profits.

With its model of union struggle "without fear, without liberties, without subsidies" , CNT is emerging as an alternative for the working class. But in order to face the challenges of its growth, it is essential that the organization refines its tools and that the affiliated people share experiences and instruments of action . With that purpose has convened in Traspinedo (Valladolid) a Summer School from 18 to 20 August.

It has been three days of intensive sessions in which colleagues and colleagues have shared knowledge and debate on different levels of trade union action. The trade unions of Aranda de Duero, Aranjuez, Cáceres Norte, Córdoba, Guadalajara, Gijón, Iruña, Lebrija, Logroño, Madrid (Graphic Arts and Shows, Transport and Miscellaneous Offices), Valladolid, Villaverde and Zaragoza were present. Also present were trade unions from other countries with which CNT maintains fraternal and collaborative relationships: the FAU of Hannover and IWW of Cologne (Germany) and IWW London .

It is noteworthy that in the half-a-hundred participants there are practically as many women as men.

The headquarters of the school has been in the premises of the town hall of Traspinedo, locality that previously hosted three editions of the march-race against the strike organized by CNT Valladolid .

The axes of the school program have been union action, social communication and collective work techniques . The whole event was based on self-management, and the participants themselves have contributed papers to their colleagues.

In the section on trade union action, a review has been made of strategies for collective bargaining, the process of constitution of trade union sections, the action against EREs and restructurings and the strike as a tool. These issues have been addressed through presentations and workshops based on case studies, provided by the unions of Lebrija, Zaragoza and Graphic Arts and Shows in Madrid .

A presentation by journalist últimoCero Fernando Valiño brought to light the interests and constraints that are behind the contents of the mainstream media.

This context makes one of the essential fronts for trade union struggle is to break the silence and bring to the population the denunciations and demands of class organizations; The study of media and techniques for this purpose has been the subject of workshops and symposia by members of Graphic Arts and Shows in Madrid and the trade union of Gijón, both recently "in the eye of the hurricane" for their campaigns in this regard.

The task of dealing with the problems of working together and the techniques for solving them has been handled by people affiliated with the union of Valladolid: both the study of real practical cases and the general theme of group formation and conflict resolution have been worked on.

In addition to training activities for CNT affiliation, the school has had a program of activities open to the general public:

- Throughout the week, exhibition of historical documents - photographs and posters - of CNT during the war against Franco, preserved by the Foundation of Libertarian Studies Anselmo Lorenzo.

- On the night of Friday the 18th, projection of educational cartoon films for children, children and adults.

- A great concert for the night of Saturday 19 in charge of De Perdidas to the Trio and of Overall Brigade , who have to be thankful for its delivery and good work.

- Also on Saturday 19 a public tribute was made to the victims of the Franco regime in the monument erected in Traspinedo . We enjoyed the performance of singer - songwriter Chusma and read a text - " Los olvidados de los olvidados " - which reaffirms CNT's commitment to justice for the victims of the Francoist genocide that has marked our history.

The School has been a moment to enrich the formation of CNT militancy, but also to strengthen ties within it. Two positive factors that suggest repeating the experience in the future, as commented by the people who have participated in it .

For that and more, #CuentaConCNT

Several images of this chronicle come from ultimocero.com

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