The Chinese Multinational COSCO yesterday filed a suit demanding the workers’ strike be called illegal and stopped. Based on the new anti-trade union legislation imposed by the SYRIZA-ANEL Government the Court of Piraeus convened immediately and called the Strike illegal.
Earlier the employers had tried to break the strike using strikebreakers and fascists. When they did not succeed to enter through the picket lines, they used a small boat to reach the docks from the sea, but this attempt failed also.
Within these developments, the dockworkers in the Port of Piraeus held a massive General Assembly yesterday evening at the gates of the cargo Port. At the Meeting they read messages of International Solidarity and with the presence of PAME and Unions from all over Athens, who expressed their solidarity and condemnation to the tactics of the Company and the Government.
Based on the class solidarity, militant spirit and determination to continue the struggle for Collective Contract, the workers decided to continue their Strike for a 3rd day.
In order to support the Strike, the Regional Trade Union of Piraeus, where the leadership is of PAME, decided to call for Strike in COSCO dockworkers.
The Workers Demand:
Stop the anti-union tactics of COSCO
Signing of Collective Contract with better working conditions and salaries. Full time steady jobs. Abolishment of Flexible Working Relations. Health and Safety Regulations