Today, August 16, we already are in the 32nd day of the indefinite strike in EULEN-METRO.
The past July 13, it was decided again, by a general assembly of the workers, to continue the struggle against these minions of the State and Capital.
The struggle at hand, is not on this occasion to claim social or economic rights, that are legitimate but we have not won yet; it is to conserve the rights in the concrete workplaces and in Metro cleaning in general, which had been gained through more than 20 yers of hard effort and struggle. It is possible that EULEN colluded with Metro to cut back 45% of the workforce to balance their books, something that should have been done before bidding on the contract because they knew that the expenses would far exceed the cost they gave in the tender. (According to our calculations, they could loss about a million euros per year. )
But what it really is is a full-scale assault on the staff and, therefore, the entire working class. It is a continuation of the classic „let the workers pay for our excesses and abuses”. That is what this is, not mistakes made in an attempt to lift up the country, as they claim to the public. It is one of the eternal lies of those in power and it is sad that the majority of the workin class believed this and because of this, we are in a general state of lethargy. WE ARE MODERN SLAVES and the only way to abolish this slavery is to rebel against the State and its vultures in the form of companies.
The time has come to act as workers in search of the conquest of liberty, and not as we normally do, in the base of cases, to react to the attacks of the authoritarian power that oppress and squeezes us through the existence of social classes. We have to fight reaction and not be part of it.
100% of the staff continues to support the strike, something that hasn't happened for at least 7 years in Metro clearning. It is our opportunity to continuar to have dignity. The strategies of the company, which are getting more and more brutal, such as making deductions as a repression for using the right to strike or making threats towards the workers, show us without a doubt that the path we have chosen is correct. The rest of the cleaners in the Metro, including those employed direcly by the Metro of Mardid, should think about joining our struggle, since we have to understand that it is a common struggle, because after the summer they are going to start, or better continue, the cuts in the other workplaces. There is only one struggle, the struggle of the workers.
On the 20th of August at 11:00 there will be a protest at the headquarters of EULEN, on Valle de Tobalina St. 56, at the Metro or RENFE station “Villaverde Alto”.
Due to the difficulties and duration of the conflict, a resistance fund has been created with the aim that the comrades who cannot cover their most basic expenses because of the strike, can continue the struggle. The account number is: La Caixa 2100-3923-25-0200137141.
NO STEP BACKWARDS IN CLAIMS! RESISTANCE!