Thursday, February 16, 2012

Basque General Strike called for early Spring

The two major unions of the Basque Country: Basque Workers' Solidarity (ELA) and Unity of Patriotic Workers (LAB), together with the smaller or sectoral unions: Left Union Coordination (ESK), School Workers Union of the Basque Country (STEE-EILAS), Union of Farmers of the Basque Country (EHNE) the transport union HIRU (not an acronym but meaning "Three", for the three unions united in it) have called for a General Strike against the brutal reform against workers' rights imposed by the Spanish government of M. Rajoy, who is only backed by less than 25% of all citizens in the state of Spain.

The reforms basically suppress decades of conquests, bringing us back almost to the Europe of the 19th century when working from dawn to dusk in near-slavery conditions was the norm.

The General Strike will take place on March 29th and has seen the main Spanish unions (UGT and CC.OO.), which have bowed to these impositions in the hope of retaining their pathetic subsidies a few years longer, excluded from any form of participation which is not unilateral. 

The answer in our hands - March 29th General Strike

Mobilize!! - General Strike!! - Antifascist workers and students on arms!!

Source (partial): Sare Antifaxista[es].

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