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(en) Libertarian Initiative of Thessaloniki [AF]: Intervention by the National Technical University of Athens in a shop of the Lidl work galley [machine translation]

Date Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:56:00 +0300


The numerous employer abuses by this multinational company have created a degrading work environment. Class reality has shown that only through self-organization and participation in grassroots organizations will we be able to free ourselves from employers' indecision, bringing to the fore the common interests of the world of work. Active resistance is a matter of all. The bosses do what they know well looking at their unimpeded profitability on the backs of the workers. It is time to give our own answers! That is why we have decided as a sign of solidarity with workers and workers in the work galleon called Lidl, being ourselves and the same organic part of the working class, ---- Labor Middle Ages ... by LIDL ---- Lidl's chain of stores was recently awarded the title "Top Employer". Promoting the "discrimination" as much as possible tries to persuade consumers (why employees who come in for hundreds of people and present the actual conditions in these shops under the relevant posts will probably not convince them). It is a classic example that demonstrates the ridiculousness of such awards: awarding a top employer award to a multinational where complaints about working galleys, employers' terrorism, psychological violence and over-exploitation are everyday phenomena.

Large-scale and responsible people with a salary of four times trying to conceal this reality, while contributing to the further exploitation of the workers. In order to maximize profits they do not hesitate to turn the workplace into martyrdom. The unreasonable goals and crazy demands make thousands of workers work at incredibly overwhelming pace. Overtime ghosts, prohibition of (certain of the law) breaks depressing environment, intimidation, prohibition of social interaction with your colleagues in the store and all of them to be able to feel the relief that was not fired.

And of course ... redundancies are a key component of the "top employer" policy. This has a double profit as it attempts to inflict social cannibalism on the workers / employees - generally "eat and your neighbor in order to survive" - and on the other hand creates a flexible staff that can be replaced at any time. Thus, in 2017, in addition to 50 redundancies, 70 resignations followed, due to inconceivable working conditions. In 2018 resignations were plunged, while complaints of inhumane behavior were even more. An exemplary example is the dismissal of a cancer patient on the grounds that it has interfered with a client. While there are not only a few times when workers were found at the exit door with the fantastic argument "Thought to steal".

From all of the above, it is clear that the multinational Lidl faces the most stringent terms of its employees, yet it does not have the same attitude towards its loose products. Products that the Uniform Food Control Authority (EFET) very often recognizes as consumer health threats and withdraws from the shelves of the chain. Bulking, alterations, and growth of micro-organisms characterize the majority of "goods" found in stores. Goods that the average consumer is often forced to buy because of the very low cost.

Ironically, it is the fact that the prices of these lean products, which are exclusively marketed by Lidl in Greece after deducting the VAT rate, are significantly higher than the corresponding prices of the same products in other countries. The legitimate trick used by this German company in Greece is that in every shop that opens it establishes a distinct, general partnership. This is, of course, not subject to European legislation on triangular (intra-group) transactions, since with the general partnerships it is out of control. As is known in the market, a parent company abroad is ordering the items to be imported into another company, which it has set up. This second (essentially the same as the parent, but with another legal form) sells the same things in Greece with very little profits. Of course, the benefit of this trick is double, as prices are controlled on the one hand, and on the other, much less taxes are paid. It is noteworthy that the proofs are proud to write "LIDL and Co. OE": it means that it is not just a general partnership but also has a second partner but a limited partnership, that is, without responsibility. In this way, it manages to create different corporate shapes, resulting in every Lidl store being different to its neighbor. That being legitimate does not mean it is moral, that's what we know well. It is noteworthy that the proofs are proud to write "LIDL and Co. OE": it means that it is not just a general partnership but also has a second partner but a limited partnership, that is, without responsibility. In this way, it manages to create different corporate shapes, resulting in every Lidl store being different to its neighbor. That being legitimate does not mean it is moral, that's what we know well. It is noteworthy that the proofs are proud to write "LIDL and Co. OE": it means that it is not just a general partnership but also has a second partner but a limited partnership, that is, without responsibility. In this way, it manages to create different corporate shapes, resulting in every Lidl store being different to its neighbor. That being legitimate does not mean it is moral, that's what we know well.

We are not beggars, nor owe thanks to the bosses who sell our labor power to enrich them. For all and all of us who have no other means to survive, that's all we have to sell. Their enthusiastic demands and employers' indecision can only be interrupted by class self-organization and trade union action by the workers themselves. Our response to the bosses is that in every attack, the working class will always find ways to fight back until it removes the privileges and powers of the powerful and the ones.

It is time to fight back. Do not let enlightenment and degrading behaviors become a living condition for all and all of us.

ORGANIZATION AND COMPETITION IN THE WORK OF WORK, THE EMPLOYMENT TO COMBAT TSAMBOUKAS

SOLVING THE WORLD'S ARMS, WAR IN THE WAR OF THE AFFILIATES

Eleftherios Initiative of Thessaloniki

(member of the Anarchist Federation)

lib_thess@hotmail.com
libertasalonica.wordpress.com
video from the intervention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWtbLNX2OwI

https://libertasalonica.wordpress.com/2019/04/18
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