PAME, a member of the WFTU, which represents the class union movement in Greece, expresses its solidarity with the unions and the workers of France for their strike on September 17.
In France as well as in Greece, the governments managed the pandemic for the interests of the big business groups and did not take measures for the health of the people like for the public health system that has been degraded for years, the public transport etc. At the same time that they are giving new gifts to the big capital, thousands are the dismissals of employees while thousands of others saw shift work, suspensions of contracts, etc.
The so-called emergency measures during the quarantine period came to stay and give more flexibility to the big capital. The governments in Greece and France are preparing a new attack on labor rights with the vehicle of “recovery plans”.
Today there is a need to intensify across Europe the fight against the policy that serves the big business groups, the EU strategy against the people. In order to take immediate measures for the health and life of the people and not to pay again the new economic crisis of capitalism.
PAME expresses its solidarity with the strike on September 17 in France.