(ca) URGENT CALLING! Barcelona, Spain: 60 days of strike at MERCADONA

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Mon May 22 19:33:15 CEST 2006



To all of the libertarian movement of the world and to all
anarchosyndicalists in the world, this is an emergency calling for
economic solidarity for the comrades from the supermarkets Mercadona, who
have proclaimed temporally unlimited strike which cumplies nearly one

This strike has got some caracteristics which doesn´t have seen the CNT
for a lot of years. Mercadona is a big enterprise, very repressive,
powerful and which doesn´t have doubts to bash our comrades doing any
violent act to CNT and to our comrades: Like having the Civil Guard
(officially paramilitary police force) at his orders, death threating to
comrades and his families etc.

These workers are demonstrating a great example of struggle and solidarity
. Mercadona not only denies their rights but even doesn´t pay his workers,
they stopped paying them the last wages before the strike started.

Mercadona knows that they can defeat us with economic means. Therefore we
cannot allow loosing this great struggle and strike for economic reasons.
Our comrades in Mercadona need money to mantain their families VERY
URGENTLY. We need monthly 18.000 euros (aprox. 22.000 USD) to go on with
the strike which will be long and very hard.

The libertarian movement of the world can show a great example of
solidarity to these workers making economic contributions that their
families can eat, that their children won´t be hungry for the fault of
those shameless. And finally that the CNT can continue this strike and in
this way maintain the basic expenditures of these workers. In that case
they have major necessities than in other recent strikes, because in a
city like Barcelona the living costs are really high and the payments for
mortgage are suffocating (an average of 70% of the income of a family).

We repeat, we cannot allow that they asphyxiate those families in strike,
which is a fair strike and therefore we call urgently to show economic
solidarity to our comrades.

The Bank: La Caixa
Solidarity account: 2100 - 1183 - 35 - 0100505773
Europe: IBAN: ES08 2100 1183 3501 0050 5773
Rest of the world: BIC (Swift): CAIXESBBXXX 2100 1183 3501 0050 5773

About the strike

The strike started because they fired three comrades, members of the
labour union group of the CNT in the Logistic Center of the supermarket
chain Mercadona en Sant Sadurní d’Anoia (Barcelona, Spain). One of them
was the oficial delegate of the CNT in the company.

The company was harassing his workers yet for a while, but when it was
notified to them that CNT created a section they started to punish and to
threat all of workers and especially the delegates of the union section of
the CNT.

The situation was unsoportable for the workers, Mercadona was hiring
strike breakers for the Logistic Center before it was declared any strike
and the repression was hardened.

With this situation the workers declared strike initially for ten days
which later was declared temporally unlimited. Actually we are two month
on strike. But the strike will be long and very hard.

These are the objectives of the strike:

* readmision of the three fired comrades
* payment of the half an our of making traces (thanks to the collective
agreement made by the UGT [reformist labour union] it isn’t regarded like
efective working time. In this way the weekly work time is increased)
* fulfillment of the oficial standards of security and hygiene in the
working places
* stop of the harassing practices
* recognition of the union section of the CNT in the company and his
* garanty for the fired workers to accept the readmission or special
renumeration for unfounded dismissal

Support the strike in Mercadona!
We won’t allow to loose this struggle!

CNT-AIT Barcelona
Plç. Duc de Medinacelli 6, Entr. 1ª
E- 08002
Tlfn/Fax: (0034) 93 317 05 47
sov @ barcelona.cnt.es

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