Crisis and the neoliberal attack on the rights of the working people in Greece and Europe
We support the coordination attempts to have a successful day of common action on the 24th of March of 2010, of trade unions, social movements and left wing political forces across Europe.
The “Greek experiment” within the construction of the EU model currently taking place is condeming through authoritarian policies, social pension freezes, cutbacks in salaries as high as 30%, further privatizations of state companies, the economic stagnation of small and medium business, the high debt of agricultural producers to banks, the rising unemployment specially among women, youth and immigrants by the big interests in Europe, the European Union treaties, with the so called stability pacts, the conservative policies of the European commission and the conservative government measures.
The economic situation in Greece doesn’t justify the propaganda that this country is in the verge of bankruptcy and that other countries will soon follow, these arguments which are in front pages of many newspapers and media, are a consequence of speculative attacks by the international banking system, the so called international institutions of evaluation, and many European political leaders and respective local policies of governments.
The current world capitalist crisis and its principle “actors” actors are targeting not only increasing profits in high interest loans to Greece, but also increase the role of on International organizations such as the IMF, the World Bank, the European Central Bank, etc. Political action and political control cannot be exerted on these institutions under the current conservative and neoliberal model of European political and social construction.
he coordinators committee of the Trade Unionists Network express their solidarity with all working people in Greece and other countries who are currently suffering from the harsh effects of ultra-neoliberal policies which undermine social cohesion across Europe, social and democratic rights of workers, youth, women, immigrants.
Finally we strongly support the trade unions, social movements and the initiatives of Synaspismos and Syriza for a coordinated struggle of all social and political progressive forces which is currently taking place within the framework and context of the EL.
Bent Gravesen (Socialist Peroples Party – Denmark), Gerald Kemski ( The Left. – Germany), Maria Syrakou (Synaspismos – Greece), Nuria Lozano-Montoya (United Left Alternative – Catalonia), Antonio Chora (Bloco de Esquerda – Portugal)
March 6. 2010 Helsinki, Finland