Wednesday, 12. December 2018

The European Communist Initiative (ECI) convened its plenary meeting in Athens on November 26. On behalf of the Communist Party of Greece, an introductory speech was made by Giorgos Marinos, member of the PB of the CC of the KKE. After the introduction, the rich action of the previous six months was treated, including numerous initiatives and interventions against the imperialist Euro-Atlantic plans and the further dangerous militarization of the EU; against the anti-communism of the EU and governments; against anti-popular measures like the orchestrated restriction of the right to strike and measures affecting the right to education; as well as activities for important anniversaries and celebrations such as the Great October Socialist Revolution, the May Day and the Anti-fascist Victory of the Peoples.

On December 4, the PAME Executive Secretariat met and discussed the outcomes and conclusions of the strike on 28 November.

The discussion noted that the Strike on November 28th with the massive rallies and demonstrations of PAME was a militant and necessary response to the Government-Employers-yellow trade unions. Despite the undermining tactics of the GSEE (member of the ETUC in Greece), as well as the Government’s propaganda about the «end of the memorandums,» thousands of workers acted and participated in PAME’s strike rallies. An important element is the increased participation in the Strike in sectors and workplaces where the class unions are at the forefront of the struggle for signing Collective Contracts.

On Sunday, December 2, the 9th National Meeting of the Students Militant Front (MAS) of Greece took place. Hundreds of delegates represented 61 student students University Unions, 4 University departments and 31 Students Committees from Universities from all over Greece and exchanged experience from the militant action of students’ unions. A fruitful and lively discussion on how to rally more student unions, students unionists, to put our own needs in the frontline against the policy of the government of SYRIZA – ANEL, the EU, the monopolies.

PAME welcomes the thousands of strikers in all cities of the Greece, who overcame the pressures and employers’ intimidation in the industries and the workplaces, and the dirt of today’s labor aristocracy and participated in massive strikes of the Regional Trade Union Centers, the Federations and Unions on Nov. 28.

The strike that brought to a stop transports, construction sites, harbors, industries, factories, many private sector work places, as well as the militant and massive strike rallies, is the result of the organized action of thousands of workers, federations, regional trade union centers, trade unions and trade union militants who are rallying with PAME, as well as hundreds of trade unionists who fought on our side for the success of the strike in both the public and private sector.

The General Secretary of the Central Committee of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumbas, honoured thousands of young communists who took on and held the baton from the older communists of the first communist cells, the militants of EAM and ELAS, the fighters of the Democratic Army of Greece, from all those who endured the stone years, the dictatorship, all the turns of the class struggle. He added that they hold this baton tightly, without letting it fall from their hands.

With initiatives and mobilizations that highlight workers’ demands in a number of industries, Unions, Federations and Regional Union Centers that are rallying with PAME are preparing the success of the General Strike On Nov. 28.

IMCWPWith representatives from 91 parties out ouf 73 countries, the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties has started today, in Athens, Greece.

Hosted the by Communist Party of Greece (KKE), the meeting will mark the 20th anniversary of the international cooperation of communist parties under the IMCWP umbrella, since its establishment in 1998.

The Youth Secretariat of PAME salutes the fait protest of Stavros Papadakis (sailor in the Greek Navy) against the participation in the NATO war games «Sea Guardian», outside the Greek borders,of the Greek Frigate “NAVARINO”, in which he serves. The protest of the sailor expresses the long-standing demand of the Greek people and trade unions not to make our country a base of wars.

On Tuesday, November 20th thousands of pensioners gave a militant response to the SYRIZA-ANEL government with a large and powerful rally in Athens

Retired people demanded the return of pensions that have been cut in recent years and raises in pensions. At the same time, they demanded the abolition of the laws of the SYRIZA-ANEL government that destroy public social security.

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