Showing posts with label unemployment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label unemployment. Show all posts

Monday, April 11, 2016

March Against Unemployment, from Patras to Athens: The beginning of new peoples' struggles

Photo source: 902.gr.
With a massive demonstration in front of the Greek Parliament, in Syntagma Square, labour unions, working class associations, youth and women organisations welcomed the participants in the Great March Against Unemployment. After 7 days and covering a distance of 220 km, the march which began from the city of Patras arrived in Athens on Sunday afternoon. The KKE-backed mayor of Patras, Kostas Peletidis, whose initiative was the March against unemployment, was the major speaker in the rally. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Patras municipality: Mass participation in the beginning of the 220km anti-unemployment marathon

The banner of the 220km march against
unemployment.
Latest news reports from the city of Patras refer to "mass participation" in the municipality's iniative to organise a 220km march to Athens having as a slogan "Jobs for everybody-Labour with rights". The march began at 9 am on Sunday at Georgiou square in the city-center. In the forefront of the march was the communist mayor of Patras, Kostas Peletidis, while hundreds of labour unions, women and youth associations, student organisations were following. 

The- marathon like- march will end in Athens' Syntagma Square on April 10 when a large demonstration will take place during the evening with the participation of hundreds labour unions and various associations from Attica.

Monday, March 28, 2016

"Jobs for everybody- Labour with rights": Patras' communist mayor campaigns against unemployment

Patras' mayor Kostas Peletidis.
Having as a major slogan "Jobs for everybody-Labour with rights", the City of Patras, in Greece, organises a 220 km marathon march to Athens. The march is scheduled to begin at 8:00 am on Sunday, April 3, and to end up seven days later, on April 10th, in Athens' Syntagma Square. 

The campaign is an initiative of mayor Kostas Peletidis- the Communist Party (KKE) candidate who won the 2014 local elections- as an outcry of solidarity against the increasing unemployment (25% according to official sources) in the country. The Municipality has invited a large number of workers unions, youth and women associations and organisations, local unions of merchants and farmers, as well as various cultural and sports-related associations to participate. 

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) has already expressed its solidarity.