Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Solidaires Appeal for National Demonstration in Paris on October 22

October 22: national demonstration in Paris for employment and against dismissal
Solidaires’ Appeal

Every day, those responsible for the crisis want employees to pay the price: layoffs, partial unemployment, deteriorating working conditions, wage freezes ... _

Meanwhile, the large industrial groups and banks are arrogant with their financial results. The directions of firms benefit from crisis by being able to cheaply restructure and with the wholesale destruction of jobs.

They benefit from public subsidies paid to them without any control or requirement to recompensate.

Given this, it is urgent to demand the employers and the Government to implement alternative policies that prioritize employment and guarantees employees’ purchasing power and improved working conditions ... rather than dividends for shareholders and capital gains for financial markets.

For several months, important struggles have occurred in companies to resist these attacks, particularly in the chemical, pharmaceutical and metal industries.

The Trade Union Solidaires supports those who struggle daily in their companies: Michelin, Rohm and Haas, Goodyear Dunlop, Freescale, Chaffoteaux, Continental, Molex ... and so many others trying to maintain employment or obtain allowances to enable them and their families to survive.

The Trade Union Solidaires fully supports and participates in all initiatives that promote convergence, coordination and development of the mobilizations.

In this sense, with its unions in the chemical pharmaceutical industry, Solidaires calls for mass demonstrations in Paris October 22, as a positive response to the proposal of the CGT (Confédération générale du travail – General Confederation of Labour)for a national demonstration on that day. Already, at several companies, union branches of the CGT and SUD (Solidaires Unitaires Démocratiques – Solidarity Unity Democracy) have decided to call together October 22. Solidarity proposes to prepare in as many companies as possible to ensure that October 22 is as united as possible, so that this day is an important step in building a relationship of forces generally.

All Together Thursday, October 22 in Paris.
Meet: 1 pm Place Denfert Rochereau


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