In a statement regarding the bankruptcy of the travel giant "Thomas Cook" published in 902 portal, the Secretariat in Catering-Tourism-Hotels of the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) points out the following:
"Travel giant Thomas Cook which, among other things, manages hotels in Rodos and Crete, declared bankruptcy leaving exposed thousands of workers in all over the world.
It is a development that once again proves that the workers' rights are crushed by the competition of the monopolies in every sector, which also affects the tourists who pay expensively for holidays and leasure.
The "development for all" promoted by the government of New Democracy (ND) has space only for the big, domestic and foreign business groups, which even when they magnify, merge or go bankupt, leaves their profits untouched and loads the losses in the workers and their families.
We call the workers of "Thomas Cook" in Rodos and Crete to get in touch with their unions, so that nobody will be alone in the plans of the big employers. The labour unions and the workers of the company in every country must give a coordinated, militant response so that the jobs, the wages and the rights of the workers will be ensured.
The whole discussion for the right of the workers in vacations and leasure, which is now exploited by monopoly groups thus transforming tourism into an expensive commodity, must open".
It must be noted that Thomas Cook company owns and manages 68 hotels in Greece, mainly in the islands of Rodos, Crete, Corfu and Kos.