Monthly Archives: June 2015

Coca cola company out of schools !

Jun/25/2015

αρχείο λήψης (1)During the past years, businesses have invaded into the schools to promote their products and to cultivate a “business spirit” among the students and with the blessings of the European Union and the Ministry of Education, which tries to reduce even more the budget for the education.

For these companies, the problems in education seem to be a good business opportunity. They teach to the children to accept the companies as benefactors of the society and hide the role of the workers, who, without their labour nothing can be produced.

imagesThey talk to young students about “entrepreneurship”, while small businesses of their parents are on the brink of destruction.

When the multinational companies come in schools, they want to have a say about the content of education, something that in Greece has not gone as faras they wanted to, thanks to the intervention of the class movement. As a result, such programswere inhibited in many municipalities, including the one of Coca-Cola, thanks to mobilizations of teachers, parents, workers trade unions.

αρχείο λήψηςIn Greece, in Thessaloniki, in particular, the Coca-Cola company, sacked thousands of employees so that it is transferred to Bulgaria and have even more profits. The laid-off workers of coca cola though, are at the same time parents of students in schools about which they supposedly care! Workers at the factory of Coca-Cola in Thessaloniki -which, while it makes huge profits, closed down and went to Bulgaria- give a big strike struggle for the annulment of all the redundancies and the reopening of the factory. αρχείο λήψης (3)Together with the teachers of the class movement have managed to cancel many “educational” programs and demand from the government

to prohibit the entrance of businesses in schools, to make a law that forbids any business activity in our schools.

Their fair demand

  • COCA-COLA company out of schools!
  • No businesses in schools! Exclusively public and free education for all.

is also a demand of the class movement of teachers, represented by the World Federation of Teachers Union FISE, member of WFTU.

THE SECRETARIAT

 

Thousands demonstrated with PAME against the New Memorandum

Jun/24/2015

pame-syntagma-620x330PAME held a great demonstration on Tuesday, June 23, against the New Memorandum that is to be decided by the Greek Government, the European Union, the IMF and the ECB. Thousands protested into an enormous rally that covered the central streets of Athens. The demonstration of PAME joined the National Rally of the Pensioners Unions, and all together marched to the Prime Ministers Office, where they were “welcomed” by riot police forces, which had blocked the roads.

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Message to The Secretariat of FISE (WFTU) from the Syndicate of Educational Profession Workers

GUPWGeneral Union of Palestine Workers
General secretariat
Syndicate of Educational Professions

Jun/18/2015

We are in the Syndicate of Educational Profession Workers in the framework of the General Union of Palestine Workers express our strong protest against the illegal and authoritarian methods of the Israeli police against our colleague, Alexandra Liberi, member of the WFTU, who was arrested at the airport in Tel Aviv and banished afterwards.
We denounce the unacceptable action of the government of the State of Israel to the detriment of the WFTU.
Thank you for supporting us in our struggle against the Zionist entity for liberation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

Dr. Nafiz Ayoub
Syndicate President

Solidarity with WFTU

Jun/17/2015

PRESS RELEASE

The Secretariat of the World Federation of Teachers’ Union, FISE (WFTU) expresses its strong protest against the illegal and authoritarian methods of the Israeli police against our colleague, Alexandra Liberi, member of the WFTU, who was arrested at the airport in Tel Aviv and banished afterwards.
We denounce the unacceptable action of the government of the State of Israel to the detriment of the WFTU.
We strengthen our solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people for an independent state, against the military occupation of Israel which has the support of the US government, the governments of the countries of Europe and NATO.

The Secretary

FISE stands in Solidarity With PAME and the working class of Greece against the New Memorandum

Jun/10/2015

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PAME from Greece, facing the developments with the new anti workers Agreement (prepared by the Greek Government- the European Union, the IMF and the ECB) which is a new Memorandum, has called the trade union organisations of Greece to respond massively, militantly, and decisively. To be on alert, ready to fight against the new measures that are being prepared. To send a message of militant resistance to the demands of the multinationals.

PAME has called for massive demonstrations all over Greece, on June 11. Already more than 600 trade union and people’s organisations have called for participation. At the same time the class trade union movement of Greece prepares for General Strike, response to the New Memorandum.

fise pame 1In this critical point for the workers and the people of Greece, international solidarity can be a powerful weapon. Solidarity can become a weapon against the propaganda of the imperialist centers, against the blackmails of the Greek Government, which demands the Greek people to submit to the new measures.

FISE stands in Solidarity With PAME and the working class of Greece against the New Memorandum. We call the teachers’ trade unions of the world to condemn the hypocrisy and the blackmails of the Greek Government and the lenders. We call all our members and friends to express their solidarity to the demonstrations of PAME on June 11 and the General Strike-Response to the New Measures.

THE SECRETARY

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Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v_-GpsNuRk

Solidarity message to comrade Miguel Guerra Castillo

Jun/11/2015

Solidarity message to comrade Miguel Guerra Castillo

The World Federation of Teachers, WFT (FISE), a member of the WFTU, expresses its solidarity with the militant teacher Miguel Guerra Castillo, General Secretary of the Democratic National Executive Committee of the National Union of Education Workers, who was arrested on 8th June, in the city of Puebla.

The arrest of militant Professor Miguel Guerra Castillo is the continuation of harassment, disappearances, murders, detentions and the anti-popular policy that exists in the country. It’s the consequence of the policy of privatization and submission of education, and of other sectors as well, to the interests of the capitalists.

We call the government to end the persecution of militants and release the comrade, Miguel Guerra Castillo.

We call the education trade union organizations to prepare resolutions condemning the government’s policy of terrorismand to express their solidarity to the comrade.

THE SECRETARY.