Thursday, July 19, 2018

Solidarity to Amazon striking workers in Madrid- Statements by KKE and PAME

"Solidarity to the striking workers of "Amazon" in Madrid! Hands off the communists!" writes a statement issued by the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece regarding the recent assault of police forces against strikers in "Amazon's" warehouse in Madrid. 

More specifically "the KKE condemns police violence, repression and arrests against striking workers of Amazon company in its warehouse in Madrid (San Fernando de Henares dictrict). The police forces unprovoked and savagely attacked the workers who were guarding their strike which ends on July 18th fighting for decent labor conditions and increases in their wages."

Also "the KKE express its solidarity to the strikers and those who were arrested, solidarity and support to cde. Hugo Carrasco, member of the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain, who is among those detained and faces various charges. [The KKE] demands the immediate rejection of the groundless indictment against the strikers".

The statement of the KKE also refers to the Spanish government, to the "antiworker character of the bourgeois state and the antipeople policy of the social democratic government of Pedro Sanchez in Spain, which uses repression in order to serve the interests of the monopolies by attacking the workers's struggles".

"This development- points out the Communist Party of Greece- refutes all those, among them the SYRIZA-ANEL government, who rushed to hail the formation of the new spanish government as a supposedly positive outcome for the people and the workers of Spain".

A statement of solidarity towards the striking workers at Amazon was issued by the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME). The statement writes:

PAME expresses its solidarity with the workers of the multinational AMAZON who are fighting for the signing for a Collective Agreement with better wages in Spain and Germany.
The workers of Amazon, one of the world's largest e-commerce multinationals, are in strike claiming a Collective Agreement with substantial increases in their wages. Amazon's employers have responded to workers' claims by using strike breaking mechanisms and by arresting workers in the picket lines.
PAME denounces the attacks to intimidate the workers with arrests and strike-breaking mechanisms and expresses the solidarity of the class movement of Greece to AMAZON's workers.