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(en) Greece, Thessaloniki Freedom Initiative: Interventions of AUTh. with colors in 4 OTE / COSMOTE stores. [machine translation]

Date Wed, 20 Jan 2021 10:34:42 +0200


4 simultaneous solidarity interventions to the employees by throwing paints took place in the early hours of Friday 15/1 in OTE / COSMOTE / Germanos branches. More specifically, in the COSMOTE store in Papafi 130 in K. Toumpa, in the Germanos store in 33 East Romylia & A. Papandreou in Naples, in the COSMOTE store in Lagada 201 and in the COSMOTE store in Ethn. Resistance 14. ---- The business expansion of OTE and Cosmote's bosses brings redundancies, slashed salaries and severed labor rights. ---- Today we are going through a period of rapid and continuous reorganization and change in the world capitalist formation and division of labor. In the context of the current structural crisis of capitalism, the manifestation of which is exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, the rescue, reproduction and profitable reconstruction of capital is carried out, in addition to state aid and grants for large capital, through increased capital transfers. and bosses' expenses in the world of work. The state management of the pandemic is the occasion and the opportunity provided by the government in the form of class assistance to the capitalists, in order to proceed unhindered to the radical reform of labor relations in the direction of the abolition of acquired labor rights.

At a time when the broad social majority is sinking even deeper into poverty and misery, unable to meet basic daily needs due to the existing class devaluation, many of the usurpers of socially produced wealth, sections of the economic elite, continue their unbridled profitability. always to the detriment of their employees. One such case, among many others, is Cosmote, the subsidiary of OTE, ie the majority stake (46.9%) owned by the German multinational company Deutsche Telekom. OTE records daily net profits of 1,500,000 euros. It is the most profitable company in Greece. The president and CEO of OTE, Michalis Tsamaz, receives an annual salary of 1,600,000 euros, an amount equivalent to salary 5.

For months now, the management of OTE, in order to increase the profits of its shareholders, has been launching a new business plan, which consists in the creation of three subsidiaries to which 80% of those currently working in the specific telecommunications group will be transferred after separation. . We are talking about a total of 5,500 first-line employees. The shareholders of OTE decided, therefore, to proceed in the near future to the spin-off of the Customer Service, Stores and Field Technical Services branches of the company, which will be absorbed respectively by Cosmote e-Value, to which the entire service department will be transferred and support of the group, Germanos, which will include the Germanos and Cosmote branch network and Cosmote Technical Services (CTS),

Let us see, then, what these moves planned by the employers of OTE and Cosmote on the orders of their German parent company, Deutsche Telekom, will bring to the employees. From the very first moment, in consultations with working fathers, the employer made it clear that those employees who are transferred to the new subsidiaries will have neither a Youth Account, nor a Mutual Fund, nor will they be included in the Cosmote pension program. After the next corresponding consultation, the employees were informed that they will lose the lump sum, they will be insured with IKA, while in the process the individual employment contracts started. The new work reality posed by the employer, entails increased insecurity for the employees of the group that are going to be transferred to the new subsidiaries, because they can go bankrupt, close or be sold at any time, causing employees to lose their jobs. This tactic was applied by Deutsche Telekom in Romania, when it sent thousands of its employees to a subsidiary, which it sold as a loss-maker within three years to Ericson, leaving half of its employees unemployed. The employer, in fact, tries to play the employees, promising that during their transition to the subsidiaries, the acquis secured by the SSE will be maintained, but it expires in October! In addition, it is known that the General Staff Regulations, the Transfer Regulation, nor the disciplinary law and specific payroll apply to the subsidiaries, while the employment contracts will be individual. close or be sold, resulting in employees losing their jobs. This tactic was applied by Deutsche Telekom in Romania, when it sent thousands of its employees to a subsidiary, which it sold as a loss-maker within three years to Ericson, leaving half of its employees unemployed. The employer, in fact, tries to play the employees, promising that during their transition to the subsidiaries, the acquis secured by the SSE will be maintained, but it expires in October! In addition, it is known that the General Staff Regulations, the Transfer Regulation, nor the disciplinary law and specific payroll apply to the subsidiaries, while the employment contracts will be individual. close or be sold, resulting in employees losing their jobs. This tactic was applied by Deutsche Telekom in Romania, when it sent thousands of its employees to a subsidiary, which it sold as a loss-maker within three years to Ericson, leaving half of its employees unemployed. The employer, in fact, tries to play the employees, promising that during their transition to the subsidiaries, the acquis secured by the SSE will be maintained, but it expires in October! In addition, it is known that the General Staff Regulations, the Transfer Regulation, nor the disciplinary law and specific payroll apply to the subsidiaries, while the employment contracts will be individual. This tactic was applied by Deutsche Telekom in Romania, when it sent thousands of its employees to a subsidiary, which it sold as a loss-maker within three years to Ericson, leaving half of its employees unemployed. The employer, in fact, tries to play the employees, promising that during their transition to the subsidiaries, the acquis secured by the SSE will be maintained, but it expires in October! In addition, it is known that the General Staff Regulations, the Transfer Regulation, nor the disciplinary law and specific payroll apply to the subsidiaries, while the employment contracts will be individual. This tactic was applied by Deutsche Telekom in Romania, when it sent thousands of its employees to a subsidiary, which it sold as a loss-maker within three years to Ericson, leaving half of its employees unemployed. The employer, in fact, tries to play the employees, promising that during their transition to the subsidiaries, the acquis secured by the SSE will be maintained, but it expires in October! In addition, it is known that the General Staff Regulations, the Transfer Regulation, nor the disciplinary law and specific payroll apply to the subsidiaries, while the employment contracts will be individual. resulting in half the workers becoming unemployed. The employer, in fact, tries to play the employees, promising that during their transition to the subsidiaries, the acquis secured by the SSE will be maintained, but it expires in October! In addition, it is known that the General Staff Regulations, the Transfer Regulation, nor the disciplinary law and specific payroll apply to the subsidiaries, while the employment contracts will be individual. resulting in half of the workers becoming unemployed. The employer, in fact, tries to play the employees, promising that during their transition to the subsidiaries, the acquis secured by the SSE will be maintained, but it expires in October! In addition, it is known that the General Staff Regulations, the Transfer Regulation, nor the disciplinary law and specific payroll apply to the subsidiaries, while the employment contracts will be individual.

The employers of OTE and Cosmote want to make every sacrifice to implement their business plan, which is why they intensify their impartiality towards the employees, whom they systematically persecute, blackmail and threaten, in order to bow down and accept the strategic planning of the company or to resign under the weight of pressure and persecution for meager compensation. In many cases, employees are forced to resign, as the company forces them to move from the province to Athens, causing problems in their daily lives and their families. Many employees complain that they have been called to fabricated disciplinary councils, where their final dismissal is announced with non-existent accusations, many times without even having the right to go to these councils. Some workers on sick leave were also laid off. At the same time, the employees' lawyers complain that the disciplinary meetings are held without allowing the entry of the lawyer, the disciplinary defendant and / or the defense witness, under the pretext of protection measures, which are not respected even by the employer. That is why the employees complain that the group's employers act with government backs and government policy coverage, as they are indifferent to the implementation and observance of the prescribed legal framework, as well as to health measures, labor rights, mental and physical health of company employees. Many OTE and Cosmote employees have suffered heart attacks during this time, some have died, an employee of the group tried to commit suicide in Thessaloniki, while another employee was hanged in the office where he worked! By firing the old employees, the management of OTE and Cosmote will be able to staff the three subsidiaries under creation with a new and cheaper workforce that will have even fewer labor rights, thus protecting and increasing their profits.

In the modern telecommunications scams of OTE and Cosmote, the working and material reality for the employees is lifeless, while their future is extremely precarious and uncertain. The responsibility for the deterioration of working conditions, the undermining of living standards, suicides and illnesses of employees as a result of the material and psychological pressure that they suffer daily, weighs exclusively on the employer of the group, which annihilates them daily with the policy that follows, which is solely based on maximizing the profit of its shareholders. The arbitrariness and impunity of the employers of OTE and Cosmote do not reach the public discourse. These companies offer huge sums for advertising in the urban press and the state media. Everything has its costs for their bosses and businesses. After all, as a rule, they monopolize the news and its flow.

We, as part of the working class and anarchists, support the militant class mobilizations of the workers in OTE and Cosmote, as we stood in solidarity with them, respectively, when a few months ago they went on a long strike demanding collective bargaining, salary increases and the removal of redundancies. The organization of workers in class unions and workers 'initiatives, away from the employers' and bureaucratic unions that give consent to all anti-labor arrangements and are pillars and accomplices of the bosses, is a necessary condition for defending their interests and claiming their rights. in the attacks launched by their bosses and political personnel against them. The power of the workers lies in the realization of their class interests as diametrically opposed to those of the bosses, in the organization of their solidarity and struggle for the satisfaction of their immediate material needs. The strength of the workers is their class mobilization and solidarity, in contrast to the unbridled competition, individualization and slavery that their bosses try to instill in them, in order to divide and isolate them, so that they do not become dangerous and demand meeting their requests and needs. This collective power which is in the hands of those who move the cogs of production today with their work, is the same which is called upon to carry out the work of universal social and class emancipation,

NO CLEAR OTE employees AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES AS, COSMOTE
INSTANT RECALL ALL redundancies HAVE BECOME AS NOW

NO WAY EMPLOYEE TO NEW SUBSIDIARY OF OTE IN harmful CHANGE OF REMUNERATION, THE LABOR CONDITIONS AND THE RIGHTS OF

WITHDRAWAL OF disciplinary proceedings, DIRECT PAUSE extortion, threats and AFTHAIRESIAS EACH OF ERGODOSIAS LIABLE TO ERGAZOMENYOS

ORGANIZATION AND STRUGGLE IN AREAS OF WORK, THE ERGODOSIAS break the TSAMPOUKAS

The cLASS SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON

Thessaloniki Freedom Initiative (member of the Anarchist Federation)
e-mail contact: lib_thess@hotmail.com
blog: https://libertasalonica.wordpress.com

https://libertasalonica.wordpress.com/2021/01/15
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