Our colleague Vaso Gova, militant in the struggle of women cleaners
is on trial on March 13
is on trial on March 13
On March 13 is put on trial the cleaner Vaso Gova after a complaint of a police officer. The same policeman is already on trial for serious injuries against two women cleaners Evangelia Alexakis and Vaso Gova attacked on July 10, 2014 during a peaceful protest of fired cleaners to the Ministry of Finance.
Adding insult to injury, the officer of riot police Tsokanaridis, against all the facts and testimonies of a dozen of eyewitnesses, filed a case for "resisting authority and insulting" while he was arresting the fired women cleaners who claimed back their job and her life.
The trial is a challenge for the entire labor movement. It is a challenge because it seeks through evident lies of the police to penalize the 2 years heroic struggle of the cleaners of the Ministry of Finance after their victory and re-instatement in 2015.
This emblematic fight, made world famous the workers struggles for jobs and dignity, in devastated Greece against the austerity memorandum imposed by the troika and thr Greek government. Obviously this struggle is an anathema for the State authorities because:
· It proved that workers can fight and win when they have people's solidarity at their side.
· It humiliated the hated troika of the EU/EB/IMF and the governments that serve it slavishly. It proved that they could not break the resistance of the working class
· it stopped the privatization of cleanliness in the Ministry of Finance.
· it is still an inspiration today to all the workers struggles.
The demands of cleaners struggle for dignity, against the expropriation of our lives are more topical than ever. The austerity policies of memorandum by the previous coalition governments of New Democracy and PASOK or those currently implemented by the government SYRIZA/ ANEL, are directed against all the rights of workers, youth and pensioners.
Barbarism will be defeated.
We call on the workers and the unemployed, all labor collectives, trade unions, self-organized spaces and left-wing political organizations, to support our initiative and join us massively next Monday March 13 in the courts
Our demands are:
Stop the persecution of our colleague Vaso Gova! Stop the State repression against the struggling cleaners.
We demand the punishment of the officer of the police repressive forces who wounded Evangelia Alexakis and Vaso Gova.
Abolish the State repression special forces
Initiative for the vindication of the struggling women cleaners