Sunday, September 3, 2017

Workers-Labor Unions to demonstrate against SYRIZA government's policies in Thessaloniki

Poster of PAME propagandizing
the September 9th rally.
On the occasion of the 82st Thessaloniki International Trade Fair (TIF), the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) issued an announcement calling the working class, small farmers, women and the youth to participate in mass demonstration against the antipeople policy of the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government.

The demonstration in Thessaloniki will take place on Saturday, September 9th, the day of the International Fair's inauguration by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Government-Industrialists-EU pave the ground for the next looting! No consensus to the continuation of the slaughter of our rights! No compromise with poverty and miserable life!” underlines the announcement of PAME and calls the working class to give a militant response to the antipeople policy of the coalition government. 

"PAME addresses the workers of private and public sector, the self-employed people, the small farmers, women and young people, calling them to strengthen the struggles, for a militant response and counterattack!". The statement of the All-Workers Militant Front unleashes an attack against the SYRIZA-ANEL government's policy on all levels, including economy, social and foreign policy. 

"We can change the situation. Tolerance and silence didn't give us any benefits. We strengthen PAME. Put an end to the fake hopes about the development that "will come". This, whenever it will come, will have us in poverty. As long as the economy is planned to serve the profits and not the satisfaction of the popular needs, the people won't see any progress, no matter what government, center-left or center-right, leads the country".

PM Tsipras (left) and opposition leader Mitsotakis
during their last year's speeches at TIF.
Apart from the known promises about the supposed end of the financial crisis, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras aims to devote a section of his speech at TIF to outlining planned interventions for Thessaloniki and northern Greece. A key highlight of the speech, Tsipras aides hope, will be plans by French companies to invest in the Thessaloniki Port Authority (OLTH) as part of a privatization drive that Greece is under pressure from foreign creditors to accelerate. 

From his side, the leader of the conservative New Democracy Party, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is expected to emphasize Tsipras’s inability to offer concrete relief and the many promises on which he has reneged since coming to power in 2015.