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#WORLDWIDE #WORLD #Anarchism #News #Journal #Update - #Anarchism from all over the #world - TUESDAY 13 APRIL 2021

 



Today's Topics:

   
1.  France, UCL - Occupation of performance venues, until the
      withdrawal of the unemployment insurance reform (ca, de, it,
      pt)[machine translation] (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)
   
2.  France, UCL AL #314 - Edito, We don't have time anymore (ca,
      de, it, fr, pt)[machine translation] (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)
   
3.  Poland, Employee Initiative Bulletin No. 56 26 Mar 2021
      [machine translation] (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)
   
4.  Poland, Employee Initiative: Amazon enters Poland! We are
      talking about the current situation of employees and female
      employees [machine translation] (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)
   
5.  Poland, Employee Initiative: April 7 - World Health Fighting
      Day [machine translation] (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)
   
6.  Greece: 1st cycle of actions of the campaign for the 200
      years since the revolution of 1821 [machine translation]
      (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)
   
7.  Poland, Employee Initiative: Logistics, culture, education
      and gastronomy - strike week in Italy (March 22-27, 2021)
      [machine translation] (a-infos-en@ainfos.ca)


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Message: 1



For several weeks now, culture workers have been in action and occupy more than
100 performance venues. These occupations have allowed the place of culture in
our society to be widely debated, going beyond the sole question of reopening
theaters and museums. ---- What first mobilizes the occupiers is the question of
their wages and their living and working conditions. Preserving these indeed
implies extending the "white year" of the intermittent regime (that is to say
their rights to receive compensation despite the inability to work) and investing
massively in culture.---- Let us remember that the latter had already undergone
several austerity cures in recent years, with withdrawals from most of the local
authorities. More generally, intermittent workers have understood that a simple
extension of the white year would only be a short-term solution and have engaged
in a standoff against the reform of unemployment insurance.

Unemployment insurance reform concerns us all
The unemployment insurance reform adopted last December provides for a
considerable reduction in rights for the unemployed.

The conditions of access to unemployment benefits will change: it will be
necessary to have worked 6 months over the last 24 months instead of 4 months
over the last 28 months today, the amount of benefits will fall: they will no
longer be calculated from of the wages for the days worked, but on the average of
the days worked and not worked.

Thus, the 1 stJuly 2021, the allowances Million Job privé.es will fall by 25% on
average. A person having worked 6 months at the minimum wage will receive for
example 659 € per month instead of 975 € today.

The government is clearly preparing the consequences of the wave of current
layoffs and the austerity cure to come after the health crisis.

All the reasons to converge
This reform does not currently affect temporary workers. But the scheme of these
depends on Unemployment Insurance. It is thus obvious that they will in turn be
affected in the long term. But if they are fighting today, it is also for all the
unemployed and the precarious who will be impacted from July.

We therefore have every interest in joining the struggle of cultural workers.
Occupied places must become places of convergence, and organize the mobilization
of precarious workers and those deprived of employment. Let us multiply the
occupations of Pôle emploi, information in working-class neighborhoods and with
all employees.

No reopening of theaters without abandoning the reform of Unemployment Insurance
Thus, the reopening of theaters, highlighted in the media by the patrons of
culture, some of the left-wing intellectuals or the best-known artists, does not
is only a secondary aspect of the current struggle. Under current conditions, the
reopening will lead to competition between culture workers for access to work.
Most will be left on the sidelines and find themselves without pay at the end of
the "white year" in September.

There is therefore every interest in maintaining these occupations as long as the
current counter-reforms are maintained. On the contrary, occupations should serve
to put the retrograde nature of the unemployment insurance reform widely in the
public eye, and to broaden the movement to all employees concerned directly or
indirectly by unemployment and precariousness.

Tract to download
Libertarian Communist Union April 9, 2021

https://www.unioncommunistelibertaire.org/?Occupations-des-lieux-de-spectacle-jusqu-au-retrait-de-la-reforme-de-l

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We no longer have time to tell you why we must not rape women, children or
anyone. We no longer want to explain to you why our work is worth as much as
yours. ---- We don't have to say that we are not fragile, because there is
nothing stronger than a woman who has rebuilt herself after men destroy her. We
survive in a world cut out for you, with lower wages, assaults, harassment,
humiliation. ---- We do not want crumbs, we demand what should have been acquired
for a very long time: the right to contraception, to abortion, a world without
rape, nor sexist and sexual assault, without domestic violence, without
harassment, without violence obstetric or medical. We demand your silence about
our clothing, sexual, love choices ...

We demand to be able to love, to sleep with whoever we want when we want it and
without it serving your pornographic fantasies. We make no apologies for taking
our rightful place and we will never take too much in the face of millennia of
patriarchy. It is not for us to apologize but to you who rape us, harass us, kill
us, we discredit.

UCL, February 21, 2021

https://www.unioncommunistelibertaire.org/?Nous-n-avons-plus-le-temps

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Message: 3



In the issue: ---- RELATIONSHIP LIFE: ---- - photos: Demonstration on the
occasion of Women's Day in Poznan, 10th anniversary of the murder of Jolata
Brzeska (Warsaw) ---- - Actions of the Employee Initiative at a glance (December
2020 - March 2021) ---- - 300 hours free. Bodyguards are fighting for their
salaries ---- - The reality of remote work. "All that glitters is not gold" ----
ECOLOGY: ---- - The climate crisis is an employee problem - interview with the
"climate group" OZZ Inicjatywa Pracownicza ---- - "Amazon poisons the world more
than the largest coal-fired power plants in the EU ---- FROM THE WORLD OF WORK:

- Immediately. With accommodation

- Understand the pension system and its problems

- Journalists between the motive and the anvil

  RIGHT:

- Remote work is not so obvious

- Trade union agitation in the workplace

RELATED EYE:

- "Successes" of distance learning. From the diary of an (un) young governess.

- A handful of reflections on working abroad. Wages and working hours

- Local governments cannot promote and tolerate exploitation

CULTURE

- Book reviews

UNION STRATEGIES:

- The history of the "Justice for caretakers" campaign

ABROAD:

- Denmark: "Everyone must have their own bed" (interview with Danish trade
unionists about the accommodation conditions of immigrant workers)

Download files:
https://ozzip.pl/publikacje/biuletyn-ip/item/download/426_dfc11e38f158db8f47bdb0dbfcfc0a52

https://ozzip.pl/publikacje/biuletyn-ip/item/2754-biuletyn-inicjatywa-pracownicza-nr-56

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Message: 4



Press conference at the US Embassy (Warsaw, March 28, 2021) ---- On the night of
March 1-2, the Polish version of the Amazon store was launched. Alex Ootes,
Amazon's vice president for development in the European Union announces the focus
on low prices, a wide selection of goods and their fast delivery. This news
electrified the market and the stock exchange. In the analyzes, experts focus on
Amazon's rivalry with the Polish online sales portal - Allegro. And how did their
employees and employees react to the news about the official opening of the
Amazon store in Poland? What is it like to work in Amazon's warehouses in Poland
during a pandemic?
On the occasion of the launch of the Polish version of the Amazon store, OZZ
Inicjatywa Pracownicza organized a press conference devoted to working conditions
in the company's Polish warehouses and the activities of trade unions associating
employees and employees of the company. The video report from the conference can
be viewed below.

The American Internet giant is famous for poor working conditions, forcing its
employees to work above normal, often at risk of life and health during a
pandemic. Company owner Jeff Bezos has increased his net worth by $ 76.3 trillion
since last March as a result of increased online sales. At the same time, the
company is pursuing an aggressive anti-union policy. In the elections to found
the first Amazon union in the United States (Bessemer, Alabama), managers and
lawyers try to prevent this historic unionization attempt. The company's policy
and high labor standards during the pandemic led to the first national strike of
Amazon workers and workers in Italy on March 22, with 75% of drivers and 70% of
warehouse workers refusing to work.

Amazon has been present in Poland since 2014. It employs 18,000 people. Amazon's
distribution centers operate in Sady (near Poznan), Sosnowiec, Kolbaskowo (near
Szczecin), Bielany Wroclawskie (two sites), Pawlikowice (near Lódz), Lódz,
Okmiany (near Boleslawiec) and Gliwice.

https://ozzip.pl/informacje/ogolnopolskie/item/2763-amazon-wchodzi-do-polski-mowimy-o-aktualnej-sytuacji-pracownikow-i-pracownic

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Message: 5



Statement of the International Union Solidarity and Struggle Network , to which
OZZ Employee Initiative belongs. ---- April 7 is World Health Day. It is a day of
struggle for the member organizations of the International Union Solidarity and
Struggle Network. The current health context in which we have been caught up and
entangled for a year reminds us that this is not the time for consensus
celebrations that pretend that everyone and everyone is fighting for the right to
health for all: whether they are trade unionists or employers; people using
health care or managing it; people defending health rights around the world, or
shareholders of pharmaceutical companies.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, health workers and workers found / found themselves
in a very complicated situation: their working conditions were very difficult,
staff insufficient, infrastructure weak and underfunded, command and
counter-orders often issued in conditions of toxic hierarchy, lack of supply ...
This is the result of a public health policy that rarely took care of public
health, but rather prioritized the economic interests of shareholders in
pharmaceutical companies and private clinics. The richest countries have grabbed
more doses of vaccines than they need to vaccinate their entire population:
imperialism and colonialism are still there! Israel has massively vaccinated its
population while blocking vaccine entry into Palestine ... We already said a year
ago that the COVID-19 pandemic is not a capitalist plan, but capitalists are
responsible for its extension, duration, and dramatic consequences on a global
scale. Moreover, they used this context to introduce further restrictions on our
freedoms, while the measures taken to protect health were inadequate (lest the
economy be destroyed, ie, that capitalist profits continue to grow without risk)
and often inconsistent.

Nevertheless, health workers and workers waged numerous fights. Above all, this
reflects their ability to organize themselves in the workplace: it was not
political commentators and business owners who were saving lives! There were
strikes and demonstrations all over the world. Hospital staff and workers were /
were in the front line, including nurses and all other women who work in them.
Every day they fight to improve working conditions (working time, staff,
remuneration...). More generally, social movements struggle to make health a
universal right to which all and all of us have access. Of the postulates made,
the first relates to the suspension of patents on vaccines so that they become a
public good and not a commodity for the benefit of minorities; and the other for
the intervention of vaccine companies. These are the means

The member organizations of the International Union Solidarity and Struggle
Network support all initiatives that will take place on April 7 in many
countries. Let employees and employees work together with users to make all
decisions related to the healthcare industry!

https://ozzip.pl/dokumenty/oswiadczenia/item/2764-7-kwietnia-swiatowy-dzien-walki-o-zdrowie

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Message: 6


As part of the 1st cycle of actions of the anti-state / anti-nationalist campaign
that we carry out for the 200 years since the bourgeois-democratic revolution of
1821, we proceeded to interventions in the western suburbs with banners in the
central square of Kamatero, the pine tree of Agioi Anargyroi and its central
entrance. At the same time, banners were hung at universities in Athens,
specifically at the Faculty of Agriculture and the Faculty of Philosophy on
campus. Attached are photos and the first flyers printed for the purposes of the
campaign. ---- Our text on the historical context and character of the revolution
of 1821 as well as on the start of the campaign can be found here .

Neither Feudalism nor Parliaments The only solution is the Social Revolution
Anarchism or Barbarism

Initiative of Anarchist Saints Anargyros - Kamatero

Website: protaanka.espivblogs.net

Contact: protaanka@espiv.net & facebook

https://protaanka.espivblogs.net/2021/04/06/1os-kyklos-draseon-tis-kampanias-gia-ta-200-chronia-apo-tin-epanastasi-toy-1821/

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Message: 7



Solidarity action of OZZ IP with strikes in Italy (Warsaw, March 28, 2021)
We present an account of a week of labor struggles in Italy organized,
co-organized or supported by grassroots trade unions ADL Cobas and SI Cobas. The
Workers' Initiative expresses full support and solidarity with the protesters.
---- For over a year, trade unions in Italy have faced the need to work in
conditions where health and life are at risk due to the pandemic. This applies
especially to logistics and production. According to experts, logistics and
e-commerce in Italy recorded a 30% increase in revenues in 2020 year-on-year.
Employees and employees of the logistics industry have been operating
continuously, paying an exorbitant price in the form of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

The week of intense labor struggles in Italy began with the first nationwide
strike on the Amazon. Amazon has 40 distribution centers in Italy, where
approximately 40,000 people work (including the company's subcontractors). On
Monday, March 22, there was a warning strike at Amazon centers across the country
that affected various professional groups working in the supply chain. Workers
and warehouse workers, security guards and drivers were on strike. They protested
against: algorithms and permanent control; high standards and work overload;
short-term contracts and subcontracting. According to Amazon Workers
International, about 75% of drivers and 70% of workers and warehouse workers took
part in the 24-hour strike.

The warehouses were blocked, among others in Genoa (where the strikers were
supported by port workers), Torino and the largest distribution center (MXP5) in
Piacenza, from where expressions of support were also sent to workers trying to
unionize in Bessemer, Alabama (USA). Symbolic demonstrations of solidarity with
the strikers in Italy were held in Amazon in Poland and Germany.

The tone of labor struggles in the logistics sector in Italy since 2011 has been
set by two grassroots trade unions: ADL Cobas and SI Cobas. Just five days after
the strike in Amazon, on Friday 26 March, SI Cobas organized a nationwide strike
for the entire logistics industry and a demonstration outside Amazon's warehouse
in Piacenza. The background to these events was the fact that at the end of 2019,
the national collective labor agreement for shipping and logistics expired, and
the employers' associations presented an unfavorable package of changes:
restriction of trade union rights, reduction of sickness benefits, restriction of
the right to strike. Actions were also taken by the employees of the courier
company - Fedex / TNT. On Saturday, March 27, there were protests against the
repression of union activists and activists. Two union members from SI Cobas
(Mohamed Arafat and Carlo Pallavinci) working at Fedex / TNT, were placed under
house arrest. Most of the logistics workers in Italy are migrants and migrants,
as well as refugees and refugees. As part of repressions for trade union activity
and the struggle to improve working conditions, five people had their residence
permits withdrawn, and proceedings were instituted against six more. The fight
was effective and on the second day of the nationwide strike in the logistics
sector, Arafat and Carlo were released and the withdrawn residence permits reinstated

On March 26-27, employees of culture, entertainment, education, public transport,
couriers and food suppliers also protested. The RISP network (Clap, ADL Cobas and
Sial Cobas) was responsible for coordinating and connecting the fights. The
actions were initiated by food suppliers, a symbol group of new forms of poorly
paid, insecure and algorithm-controlled work, which, like the "necessary workers"
of logistics, was forced to work uninterrupted during the pandemic, without any
additional benefits. Most of their contracts do not guarantee basic sickness and
vacation rights, a living wage or a minimum number of hours. The pandemic has
once again postponed the granting of security for which they have been fighting
for years. Many different professional groups responded to the appeal of
self-organized food suppliers, most of them are bottom-up and horizontal. They
all adopted common postulates: income guarantee and health protection, being
aware of their differences, but also of the necessity of a common front and
common struggle.

In Padua, they organized a rally in front of McDonald's headquarters, demanding
that food suppliers be included as logistics workers in collective agreements.
There were also demonstrations at the Fedex / TNT headquarters, and public
transport drivers were also on strike. They joined the school workers as part of
the strike action announced by Cobas Scuola, which, together with parents and
teachers, are demanding that they return to school while maintaining the sanitary
regime. Wage and social demands were raised to compensate for the months-long
closure of educational institutions and distance learning. In Milan, hundreds of
food suppliers organized by ADL Cobas Lombardia went on strike to block the food
supply chain. The demonstration reached the prefecture and was stopped by police
repression at the headquarters of Glovo and Asso Lombarda. Despite the
intimidation and threats, the protests continued. There were also demands for a
dignified life for migrants and migrant women, residence permits and the right to
housing.

Riders Milano and ADL Cobas are scheduled to gather under the Ministry of Labor
on April 8 to continue the fight. In Treviso, workers and logistics workers went
on strike. There was a "Priority Schools" rally, during which there was also a
demand to ensure safe conditions for the reopening of schools. A rally of
employees and logistics workers also took place in Casale sul Sile, where a new
Amazon juggernaut-distribution center is to be built. A new, favorable collective
labor agreement was called for and solidarity was expressed with the Fedex
workers in Piacenza, pointing to the "Amazon model" as the main enemy - a model
based on the precariat, exploitation and working-class control that only union
activities can oppose. In Vicenza, employees of the DHL warehouse joined the
strike, Valentino and Fercam by organizing rallies and demonstrations outside the
gates. Leaflets calling for a strike were distributed in Rimini and an
information point was set up with ADL Cobas to mobilize in the future

The actions carried out on March 26-27 by employees and culture and entertainment
workers deserve a separate attention. In Bologna, a network of theater workers
and female workers was mobilized for two days, who, together with students and
students of the local Academy of Fine Arts, health care workers and social
workers, protested against the indifference of public principals. On Saturday,
March 27, in Turin, there was a demonstration of workers and cultural workers
supported by striking workers and logistics workers. The issue of the lack of
appropriate government action against the cultural sector during the pandemic was
raised. The biggest protests in the culture and entertainment sector took place
on March 27 (International Theater Day) in Venice. On that day, there was a
blockade called "Show must go block". More than 300 employees and female theaters
blocked the main bridge connecting Venice with the mainland. They demanded and
demanded from the government to present a sanitary safety plan for the opening of
cultural institutions and to communicate it well in advance. There were also
demands for a structural reform of culture that would provide workers and workers
with adequate social protection; permanent income; free training; recognition of
technical professions in theater as "heavy" (lavoro usurante which entitles to
early retirement); security for the self-employed; securing the precariat in
music and symphonic organizations; proposals of support for small and
medium-sized cultural organizations that have been dealing with the closure
spectrum for a year. They demanded and demanded from the government to present a
sanitary safety plan for the opening of cultural institutions and to communicate
it well in advance. There were also demands for a structural reform of culture
that would provide workers and workers with adequate social protection; constant
income; free training; recognition of technical professions in theater as "heavy"
(lavoro usurante which entitles to early retirement); security for the
self-employed; securing the precariat in music and symphonic organizations;
proposals of support for small and medium-sized cultural organizations that have
been facing the closure spectrum for a year. They demanded and demanded from the
government to present a sanitary safety plan for the opening of cultural
institutions and to communicate it well in advance. There were also demands for a
structural reform of culture that would provide workers and workers with adequate
social protection; permanent income; free training; recognition of technical
professions in theater as "heavy" (lavoro usurante which entitles to early
retirement); security for the self-employed; securing the precariat in music and
symphonic organizations; proposals of support for small and medium-sized cultural
organizations that have been dealing with the closure spectrum for a year. There
were also demands for a structural reform of culture that would provide workers
and workers with adequate social protection; constant income; free training;
recognition of technical professions in theater as "heavy" (lavoro usurante which
entitles to early retirement); security for the self-employed; securing the
precariat in music and symphonic organizations; proposals of support for small
and medium-sized cultural organizations that have been dealing with the closure
spectrum for a year. There were also demands for a structural reform of culture
that would provide workers and workers with adequate social protection; constant
income; free training; recognition of technical professions in theater as "heavy"
(lavoro usurante which entitles to early retirement); security for the
self-employed; securing the precariat in music and symphonic organizations;
proposals of support for small and medium-sized cultural organizations that have
been dealing with the closure spectrum for a year.

As trade unionists and trade unionists from the RISP network (Clap, ADL Cobas and
Sial Cobas) write: "This terrible year behind us has highlighted deep divisions
in our society and the labor market, which have increased with the health crisis
and the ongoing syndrome . Despite great difficulties, the strength of those who
continue to fight makes us realize that we cannot stop now. (...) Various unions
and social movements argue that after last year's experience, there is no return
to the pre-pandemic state. We are now fighting for a new, alternative world
project that will combat the ever-converging interests of international financial
and algorithmic capital. We hope it will be the first day of a long spring of
mobilization and struggle that will lead us together towards our rights and
dignity. "

Elaboration:

Szymon Gams / Warsaw Youth Circle OZZ Employee Initiative
Ignacy Józwiak / National Committee of the OZZ Employee Initiative
Pawel Nowozycki / Department Committee of the OZZ Employee Initiative at the
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

https://ozzip.pl/publicystyka/walki-pracownicze/item/2765-logistyka-kultura-edukacja-gastronomia-tydzien-strajkow-we-wloszech-22-27-marca

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