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italy / switzerland | workplace struggles | press release Friday April 27, 2012 16:38 by Organizaciones sindicales combativas
The CGT, CNT and SO call on all workers, employed or unemployed, students, pensioners and citizens in general to participate in the mobilizations that we have called for May Day, a day that should give continuity to the dynamic of struggle which has been set out on. [Castellano]
CGT-CNT-SO: May Day, our struggle continues
On May Day 1886 the struggle of the workers was to obtain the 8-hour workday (8 hours of work, 8 hours of culture, 8 hours of rest) and the State's response was repression and murder. Today, 126 years later, the state of exploitation by the leading castes of the workers is no less widespread.
May Day is the day for working class dignity, for demanding social justice, for remembrance and tributes to those who fight against exploitation for the emancipation of workers. A day to keep on fighting.
This system needs a great many poor people who work in the worst possible conditions and who do all the work in order for the chose few to reap the benefits.
The Labour Reforms, the increase in retirement age, pay cuts, short-term employment contracts, cuts in and the dismantling of public services, all make it necessary for every sector of society that is against the social pact to mobilize.
Therefore, the CGT, CNT and SO call on all workers, employed or unemployed, students, pensioners and citizens in general to participate in the mobilizations that we have called for May Day, a day that should give continuity to the dynamic of struggle which has been set out on. The actions taken during the General Strike of 29 March lay out the way forward and we must not let up, because they are not letting up on their attacks.
We also support the mobilizations which have been called all over the world and throughout the Spanish State for 12 and 15 May.
We must keep fighting, we must continue on the streets and in the squares, we need a new General Strike to achieve our goals, because struggle is the only way to take back all that they never wanted to give us and that we had to take with our own hands, all that they are now seeking to steal from us.
Long live the struggle of the working class!
Confederación General del Trabajo (CGT)
Translation by FdCA-International Relations Office.
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