Final Update Oct 30th. the General Strike call for tomorrow will go ahead as a ‘Day Of Struggle’ with direct actions in Catalunya, plus pickets, a partial transport strike, and a demo in the evening. This is an alternative and building resistance. It’s also been backed by the CNT anarcho syndicalist union, (which is quite small as it refuses to cooperate with the State.) Of course these anarchist unions also support the Nov 14th South Europe General Strike!
Update Oct 24th.. Finally the ‘majority’ Unions have called a General Strike for Nov 14th. But the CGT are going ahead with theirs anyway.. let’s see if it works!!
(summary translated by The Free). The big sold out Unions have so far failed to back the Anarchist call but are pressured to do so. All the Unions missed the chance to strike on Sept 26th with Euskadi and Greece and link with Occupy Congress..
CGT GENERAL STRIKE CALLED for OCTOBER 31
…..More and more workers in the unemployment line, according to just released by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security with the September data in hand. There are 79,645 new people, an increase of 1.72% compared to the end of August, which reached a staggering 4.7 million registered unemployed in INEM offices, while membership in the Social Security descends by 86,174 people….
If to this we add the precarious labor precariousness of basic rights such as education and health-victims of savage cuts, alongside the dismantling and privatization of basic public services, the picture becomes bleak, and should be considered as a real provocation and insult to our dignity…..
Therefore, the CGT is committed to a permanent mobilization until the repeal of all these reforms and cuts, and by questioning the system that makes them possible. A permanent mobilization that leads us to the general strike on October 31, a General Strike inclusive covering the entire population, a labor strike, consumer, social, civic.
The CGT called on the whole society, to all disadvantaged groups, to come together all sectoral demands, called on all organizations that structure society to endorse and use this general strike in defense of a new society based on social justice.
STANDING COMMITTEE SECRETARIAT CGT confederal
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