PAME: May Day 2019 against capitalist exploitation and imperialist wars

Don’t scab for the bosses

Don’t listen to their lies

The poor don’t have a chance

Unless they organize

Which side are you on boys?

Which side are you on?

 

MAY DAY 2019 AGAINST CAPITALIST EXPLOITATION AND IMPERIALIST WARS

WITH TRADE UNIONS OF THE WORKERS

AND NOT CONTROLLED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND THE EMPLOYERS

 ALL IN THE STRIKE RALLIES

Workers, young people,

May 1stis the day when the workers of the whole world honor the dead of their class, the heroic workers-peoples struggles, the bloody conquests of the workers, the unstoppable struggle against our exploiters. It is a day-symbol of the struggle for the abolition of the exploitation of man by man. The slogan «RED 1st MAY- WORKERS AT THE FOREFRONT» is alive;it will exist and will be shouted by workers around the world and at the demonstrations of the class trade union movement. We owe it to those who fought before us, the thousands of dead of our class, the dead of Chicago, the workers of the first bloodshed May Day in Greece in 1924, of May 1936 in Thessaloniki, the 200 communist martyrs of May 1st 1944 atKesariani.

The bloodshed sacrifice of the workers in Chicago teaches that the working class cannot expect any improvements in their life if we do not fight. Nothing is given for free. In the system of exploitation we do not submit, we do not forgive, we do not comply with the capitalist barbarism.

MAY DAY IS A STRIKE!

Workers,

Government and parties that support the system of exploitation, before the elections, will try to trap you, to bring your dissatisfaction to their feet! With new lies and frauds they will try to put you in the logic of the «lesser evil».

Do not accept new frauds, big words that will again promise protection of the poor and the weak, that capitalist development can be «fair» and «sustainable».

Respond militantly by participating in the struggles, join in your union. Overcome the blackmails of the parties that support monopolies’ profits, the EU of unemployment, the poverty and repression, the forces that support the NATO of the wars and imperialist interventions. The system of exploitation cannot become more human, fairer, cannot satisfy the modern needs of the people.

No tolerance to the trade union mafia!

Beside the bosses and their political staff, there is an organized, well-run unionist mechanism, a workers’ elite. This trade union mafia in the GSEE (General Confederation of Greek Workers, member of ETUC)is trying all this time to impose insidethe workers’-trade union movement, big managers and golden boys, to impose the presence of the employers in the trade unions.

The memoranda and all anti-workers measures, particularly in the last years, have their signature. They are the same people who say that the strike has nothing to offer, those who were together in the squares with the “indignants” and proclaimed «the end of the trade unions.» They are the ones who pretended not to be watching when the right to strike was attacked, calling on workers to renounce their rights to wages and social security, and to protest with the demands of the business groups and the government.

They have not yet finished their mission! They want the trade unions to promote the strategy of monopolies, to serve in every way the competitiveness, to reduce wage costs. They want all workers to serve these goals without reactions, in total silence.

But here THERE IS PAME

The guarantee that they will not succeed is PAME’s 20-year course and action. The unwavering line of struggle of class, the struggle for unity of workers regardless of the employment relations, is the legacy to take steps forward, for a strong organization in every workplace to impose our rights. We call on every union, every honest trade unionist, and every worker, to estimate the situation and take a position against the union mafia. On May 1st, a unifying militant wave must be expressed in the workplaces, with the participation of all the forces that react to these degeneration phenomena, all those whosay, «something must be done» in a massive, militant, unifying demonstration.

EMPLOYERS OUT OF THE UNIONS!

The 100 years of GSEE’s do not belong to the current trade union mafia. To the «yes» to the European Union and the memoranda, competitiveness and flexibility in the work market.

They belong to the dead of our class who fell in unstoppable fight for the right to work with rights, to the 200 communist martyrs of Kaisariani, to Benarogia, MitsosPaparigas, and thousands of people who were exiled and all those who fought for the universal message of May Day, to stop the exploitation ofman by man. It is nowadays, the thousands of workers who have been laid off, the workers who came forward with the slogan «no sacrifice for plutocracy» while the union mafia was talking about the «national development» and «social peace». Employers within trade unions cannot slander this heroic history of the workers’ movement.

MAY DAY, DAY OF STRUGGLE AND INSUBORDINATION!

There is a way out! With the working class at the forefront, in alliance with small farmers and the self-employed,we are moving forward for our future, for the great struggle of the liberation of the workers and oppressed by the chains of exploitation! Take our own path of development, which will have the sole motive of satisfying modern people’s needs. This is the May Day’s historic message, that no matter how much they try, bosses, governments and trade union mafia, we will not allow it to be falsified.

Proletarians of all countries unite! The slogan, born by workers uprisings and revolutions, is still opportune, giving hope, being a guide and illuminating our way.

We strengthen our organization, the class unity, workers solidarity!

Against capitalist exploitation and imperialist wars.

With unions of workers, not led by the governments and employers.