February 1, 2010
1.Announcement of “Educators’ Left Direction”:
The government of PASOK under the excuse of the economical crisis and the program of “stability” & “development”, which was prepared under the orders of the EU, started a brutal attack against the payments and the public social Insurance & Health System. Already, the Economy’s Ministry with the decision with protocol’s number 2/4431 of 25-01-2010 decided for the cutback of our allowances to 10%, thing that means at least 50 euros reduction for each month. With the same decision the government excludes from these cutbacks: parliament members, judgements, political officers, army members, police officers etc. PASOK and Nea Dimokratia that through their policies buried Greece under debts, enforce now the citizens to pay for the bill. They can take back the 28 billions that Nea Dimokratia gave to the banks and with this money pay for the debts that they created themselves.
The change on the character of the Insurance System doesn’t only mean reduce of the pensions. Establishment of a system with many „pillars“ has as a target to transfer the obligation for pensions from the state to the workers themselves. To change the Public Social Insurance System to a system with due’s characteristics, part of free market and finally lead us to private insurance. The robbery they did on our insurance bank during the past makes us today waiting for almost two years for the first pension’s money.
It is necessary now more than any other time before to join our voices together and show our opposition to the brutal attack against our payment and insurance. The massive participation of all of us in the strike is the only hope to stop this policy, which seeks for one more time from the workers to pay for the crisis.
On 10th February, we STRIKE and FIGHT:
-No cutbacks of our payments and allowances.
-Against the change of the social character of the Insurance System.
-Against the unfavourable change of our working relationships.
2.Announcement signed by several single syndicalists and base’ unions:
PAPANDREOU’S ANTI-WORKING PROGRAMM
HE SHALL TAKE BACK ALL THE PROGRAMM’S FACTS
STOP THE “STABILITY’S PROGRAMM” TERRORISM
GENERAL PANWORKER’S STRIKE ON 10th FEBRUARY
The government’s Stability Program, added with the recent announcements of Papandreou, doesn’t let us time for many words. The government of PASOK cheated openly the workers and brings in reality the pre-election program of Nea Dimokratia. The government of PASOK steps on the road of the country’s destruction, obey to markets, obey to the will of global capital, obey to the European monopolies, to the global non tolerance financial organisations. PASOK is on the government, the rich, the banks, the mega-contractors, the blood-thirsty crows in power. The priminister and his headquarters travel around the global mass media trying to make sure to the new age Conquistadores of the European Commission that they will fight against the workers and folk.
We don’t have many choices. Or we change or we sink. Or the workers will revolt, change the route of the country, break the chains of economical surveillance and debt’s terrorism or we will sink under poverty and bankruptcy of the working class.
The majority of GSEE (Pan-Hellenic Worker’s General Confederation) has chosen their side. They have turned GSEE into a government’s press conference office and into a parallel specialized Working Ministry. GSEE is out of any worker’s mobilizations or either condemns the last ones. GSEE continuously legalizes the fear of the crisis and shouts for workers’ obedience. The non announcement of strike on 10th February together with ADEDY is an arranged effort to back up the government’s plans to hit the rights of public sector’s workers, so all the workers’ rights will be hit later.
We demand from the leadership of GSEE to set the 10th of February as a day of general strike.
Everybody in the streets! For a workers’ rise up, so the government’s program will not come in reality!
3. Announcement from “Revolutionary Workers’ Party” (EEK-trotzkist):
…nothing is over…now we step for…
Everybody in the gathering-demonstration against the “Program of Stability and Development”.
– Down with the “Stability and Development Program – Continues General Strike – Action Committees everywhere – Panhellenic Rage Coordination!
– No “national consent” – no “public consultation” with the bosses. The crisis must be payed by the capitalists – all the power to the workers!
– Brake down the imperialistic European Union, delete the outlands debts and the private debts of unemployed people and workers, expropriate all the capital. For the United Socialistic States of Europe!