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GENERAL STRIKE: We put forward our own needs and not the profits of the few
On November 28th, a 24-hour general strike of the private sector took place in Greece. The strike mobilisation, held by Sectoral Federations, Labour Centers (regional trade unions) and Trade-Unions that responded to the call of the All-workers’ Militant Front (PAME) and demonstrated in Athens and other cities for their needs and not for the profits of the few, was a massive, militant response to the government, employers and the compromised leadership of the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE), which all this time was trying to prevent the success of the strike.
The GS of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, attended the strike rally held by Federations – Labour Centers and Trade-Unions in Athens. There, he made the following statement to the reporters: he demanded “the abolition of the anti-labour laws, the restoration of the collective bargaining agreements and of the minimum wage at €751, the abolition of the unacceptable law providing further reductions to pensions.” He demanded “stable and permanent work for all, increases in salary and pensions, abolition of the unacceptable tax-robbery of our people, e.g. the heavy tax of the people’s housing (ENFIA)”. In addition, he called for no entanglement of our country in the dangerous plans of NATO.