Friday, 17. August 2018

Following the disaster of  wildfires at which 91 people lost their lives in Greece, the CPs around the world issued messages of solidarity with the Greek people and the Communist Party of Greece-KKE. (TKP, PC Italy, PdA, WPI, NKPJ)

Communist and Workers' Parties, all around the World released statements regarding the devastating fire disaster , expressing their solidarity with the Greek people and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).

Communist Party of Turkey (TKP):

"We call on all our friends and comrades to stand with the Greek people!

In our neighbour country Greece, a wildfire has taken dozens of lives, hundreds of have been affected and wounded by the worst disaster in the last decade.

The Communist Party of Greece mobilizes the party for saving the people from the wildfire, caring for those injured and taking measures to prevent other disasters. 

The Press Office of the Central Committee of the KKE issued a statement on 24 July during the disastrous fires in Attica near Athens. While expressing its condolences to the families of the victims and support to the injured people, the KKE demanded from that the government ‘tomobilize all the necessary forces of the state mechanism to support the inhabitants of the regions’.

A new serious work accident in RIVULIS-EURODRIP Company was added to the dozens more that have taken place since the beginning of the year in the specific company in Greece. We forward you the Press Release of the Union of workers in RIVULIS-EURODRIP Greece.

On Tuesday 24/7/18, a colleague was injured when a machine smashed the thumb of his left hand, resulting in the need for surgery.

This phenomenon highlights once again the serious problem of accidents at work. For all these, they were not because of “bad timing” or "human error". They are the result of shortcomings in safety measures and intensification of work expressed in many ways every day. Examples are that inside the RIVULIS-EURODRIP Factory in Greece there are:

PAME and the class unions have organized a mechanism to support and help the victims of the wildfires.

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey issued a statement on the wildfire in Greece.

The CC of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) expressed its sorrow for the wildfire disaster in the neighbour country Greece, taking dozens of lives, affecting and wounding hundreds. The statement issued by the CC called the incident 'the worst disaster in the last decade' and said ‘we are ready and eager to help and support in the recovery process by all means’.

PAME has called the class Unions of Greece to organize immediately the gathering of material aid for the victims of the fires. PAME also issued an urgent call to the workers for blood donations for the burn-victims, as there is great demand for blood in the local hospitals.

The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its solidarity with the families of the victims of wildfires in Athens, resulting, until now, in the loss of life of 60 people.

On the occasion of the loss of human lives in every part of the planet either from wildfires, floods, earthquakes or extremely hot and cold weather, the International Trade Union movement has underlined the big responsibilities of the governments, since, due to the policies of austerity and privatization, the citizens, mostly the poorest ones, are unprotected.

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.

PAME expresses its solidarity with the workers of the multinational AMAZON who are fighting for the signing for a Collective Agreement with better wages in Spain and Germany.

The workers of Amazon, one of the world's largest e-commerce multinationals, are in strike claiming a Collective Agreement with substantial increases in their wages. Amazon's employers have responded to workers' claims by using strike breaking mechanisms and by arresting workers in the picket lines.

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