PAME expresses its condolences to the families of people who have lost their lives, whose numbers are constantly increasing. We express our sympathy for the wounded and the victims of the fires.
Despite the titanic efforts of firefighters and volunteers who are fighting against the fires and for the evacuation of those stranded, it is obvious the lack of central planning, of coordination, the lack of measures for firefighting and of fire protection.
Those are issues that have been raised by the class trade union movement repeatedly and in a particularly intense way in the past as a priority for the protection of working people’s life and unfortunately today their absence contributes decisively to the loss of human lives in an inconceivable tragedy.
The government must immediately take all necessary measures to meet the initial needs of those affected.
PAME will directly address on the causes and responsibilities, as well as for the relief of the people affected.
At the moment, priority is the help, the organization of substantial and immediate solidarity. PAME calls on the trade unions to immediately organize their practical solidarity with the inhabitants and those affected in the areas, and to contribute and help in any way alongside the fire-fighting forces.
Greece, Athens July 24 2018