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(en) cnt.es: [8M] Our best defense: class feminism, unionist and combative (ca, pt) [machine translation]

Date Fri, 5 Mar 2021 08:02:27 +0200

This year we have experienced an exceptional situation that has allowed us, to a greater or lesser extent, to contemplate the ravages of a society whose priorities are based on capitalism: economic profit, unstoppable frenetic activity and excessive consumption. We have watched in amazement as, once again, the economy was prioritized over life. Which means, as we all know, losing human lives in exchange for saving the summer or Christmas season. We cannot forget that the dire consequences due to COVID-19 have fallen especially on working women, who have been essential in the fight against the pandemic from the essential sectors (cleaning, food, social health, education, etc.). Again, working women have had to deal with the problems of conciliation. This time,

Given the obvious need to protect people and value care, from the National Labor Confederation, on this March 8 we vindicate class feminism, unionist and combative, as our best defense. A feminism that transforms life from the roots and delves into the keys to achieving a society oriented towards caring for life and putting it at the center. A feminism that finds in the union an effective tool to recover our lives, to protect them and to dignify them. To reconcile life and work and to have OUR time and prioritize what is important.

Because it is in the union where, day by day, we win our rights and gain ground to exploitation and precariousness; to forced and unpaid overtime, to endless working hours, to schedule changes that disable us to have a life beyond work, to discrimination and abuse, to dismissals ... In short, to the lack of control over our livelihood and our lives.

It is in combative unionism, where we recover what is ours and we work together to bend that burden that is posed - especially to women - by the double and triple shifts we deal with on a daily basis: at work, at home, during motherhood. ... A unionism from which we fight so that these burdens are really distributed and responsibility is shared, to have guarantees and care covered for all dependent persons and to achieve conciliations that do not involve expelling women from work.

A useful and effective unionism, a space for learning and review , where we remember those who preceded us and from where we fight daily to eradicate violence against women, creating real support networks that affect the lives of each woman and improve it through the defense of our rights. Where we involve all the people who make up the union to build a more just society that sustains us as people and prioritizes life above all else.

For all these reasons, it is important to remember that this March 8, like every day of the year, is in the combative unionism, in the CNT, the place where we can fight from a class feminism, continued and sustained over time . That is why we must continue to learn, militate and be an example in our unions: training other women, encouraging more colleagues to be part of the change, all being participants and recognizing our capacity.

For a class, unionist and combative feminism, and for us in CNT: Long live March 8 and the struggle of the workers!

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