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(en) Czech, summary: trade union demos against "public finance reform"

From alarm@solidarita.org
Date Mon, 7 Jul 2003 05:55:37 +0200 (CEST)

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23rd June - CMKOS (Czech Moravian trade union chamber) - the biggest trade
union centrale. About 4000 people gathered before Office of the Government.
Photos: http://alarm.solidarita.org/index.php?id=301 (click on image for
large format)
It was a demonstration organized from above by top union bureaucracy (to
strenghten a role and importancy of union bosses, not because of some
pressure from rank and file members; unfortunately, working class is
silent and the "protests" against governemnt plan of reform can't be
compare with protests against reforms in france or austria and as such it
wasn't a friendly event for revolutionaries.

No surprise, we have a bad experiences already from the past, sometimes we
even faced attempts (sometimes succesfull, sometimes not) to kick up us
from such manifestations by union headmans (sometimes by union paid
officials, sometimes by non-paid organizers who followed orders given by
their union bosses; sometimes "ordinary" participants of demonstration
protested against such expuslion, sometimes not).

On the other side anarchists were at this union demonstration with

ORA-S didn't spread leaflets during this one but we did it on two previous
events organized by trade unions against reform of public finance: the
first happened in town Ostrava (our leaflet can be found here,
unfortunately only in czech:
http://alarm.solidarita.org/index.php?id=281 )
the second one in Prague
(19th June, it was organized by ASO, a smaller trade union association
with more "radical" image; we marched and discuss there together with
tram-drivers who we met during our intervention in the time of their
february strike. Our leaflet then can be found here:
photos: http://alarm.solidarita.org/index.php?id=298 )


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