28 thoughts on “Immigrant workers unpaid, shot in Greece

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  3. Egyptian cement factory management use live ammunition against strikers

    Workers from a cement factory in Aswan, Upper Egypt, were attacked on May 5 by security personnel. According to a statement released by the Centre for Trade Union and Workers’ Services (CTUWS), more than 350 workers announced a strike last Friday, according to the Daily News Egypt. The workers had taken industrial action to demand amendments to holiday entitlements, adjustments to staff wages, and the appointment of short-term contract workers.

    According to the CTUWS, the factory’s management and director of security decided to end the strike by force, using live ammunition. The factory owner had promised repeatedly to amend staff salaries and hire 250 short-term employees. There are no laws which regulate the time off staff can take, meaning that workers are often subjected to 26 consecutive days of work, 12 hours a day, without compensation. They receive just eight days of unpaid leave and earn roughly EGP 35 a day.

    “Workers are also said to lack clean drinking water at work, forcing employees to drink water from a nearby well”, said Daily News Egypt, adding, “CTUWS said that it feared that the attack on the strikers could prompt retaliation from tribes associated with the workers.”

    http://wsws.org/en/articles/2013/05/10/wkrs-m10.html

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  5. Florida’s tomato farms supply 50% of all U.S. fresh tomatoes – but have also been called America’s “ground zero for slavery.”

    The Fair Food Program is working to enforce a policy of zero tolerance for slavery on tomato farms. But a major U.S. supermarket chain, Publix Super Markets, is refusing to support the Fair Food Program.

    Tell Publix to Support Fair Food.

    Thanks for all you do!

    Bob Fertik

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    Walk Free: The Movement to End Modern Slavery

    Dear Activist,

    Florida’s tomato farms supply 50% of all U.S. fresh tomatoes – but have also been called America’s “ground zero for slavery.” Countless workers held against their will, threatened with violence and forced to haul hundreds of heavy tomato buckets a day for little to no pay.

    Thankfully, a new solution called the Fair Food Program has been proven successful. The Fair Food Program is working to enforce a policy of zero tolerance for slavery on tomato farms.

    But a major U.S. supermarket chain, Publix Super Markets, is refusing to support the Fair Food Program. Publix continues to buy tomatoes from growers that are not partners of the Fair Food Program and where workers still toil beyond the reach of its proven protection from modern slavery.

    Please Tell Publix to Support Fair Food.

    Leading brands including Subway, Whole Foods Market, McDonald’s and Trader Joe’s have already joined the fight against forced labor and now only buy tomatoes from growers who comply with the following Fair Food Principles:

    · A code of conduct for tomato growers;
    · Complaint mechanisms for farmworkers;
    · Education sessions to help workers understand their rights; and
    · Regular auditing of farm operations.

    Will Publix Super Markets, which prides itself on making Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For” list, continue to turn a blind eye and give excuses, or will it leverage its vast market influence and lead the way in cleaning up slavery in the tomato supply chain once and for all?

    Tell Publix to make the right decision to join the Fair Food Program – and ensure our tomatoes meet the highest human rights standards in the food industry today.

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  7. Socialists push for anti-racism laws after coalition talks fail

    Tuesday 28 May 2013

    Greece’s coalition government has failed to agree on proposed anti-racism legislation designed to fight a surge in anti-immigrant violence.

    Conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his two centre-left minority partners failed to strike a deal about the Bill on Monday.

    Socialist Pasok party chief Evangelos Venizelos said that if the government fails to back the law, Pasok will try to pass its own draft legislation with the support of opposition parties.

    He said Greece has “an international obligation” to have “all-encompassing legislation against pro-nazi and violent racist behaviour.

    “Greece has a political grouping that is unabashedly nazi and organises acts that essentially breach the rule of law,” Mr Venizelos added.

    International human rights groups have expressed strong support for the proposed reforms, following a surge in racially motivated attacks against immigrants and the rise of the far-right Golden Dawn party, which won 18 seats in the 300-member parliament in last year’s election.

    The Bill, which criminalises incitement to commit racial violence and denying nazi crimes during World War II, has already been submitted to parliament by left-wing Justice Minister Antonis Roupakiotis.

    The Racist Violence Recording Network reported 87 serious incidents of racist violence in Greece in the first nine months of last year, including a bomb attack on refugee homes in Athens and dozens of street attacks that led to serious injury.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/133435

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  12. A new video has been published by militant antifascists in Patra concerning the classes with police and nazis . All the previous months anarchist and antifa groups have organized mass demonstrations and counter events opposing the fascist activities in the city. As a result many fascists were injured or were forced to go below the police lines for protection. The situation with nazis in Patra has increasingly getting harder with various incidents of violence against young people, migrants etc. The latest incidents of fascist violence took place few weeks ago when a 17 years old pupil was brutally beaten up by nazis in a main street of the city.

    http://dawnofthegreeks.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/new-video-by-antifascists-in-patra/

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  15. GREECE: A strawberry farmer and three of his foremen went on trial in Patras today over a shotgun attack on a group of Bangladeshi migrant laborers protesting about unpaid wages.

    Last year’s shootings near Manolada wounded 28 and the suspects have been charged with human trafficking and breaches of firearms and employment laws, while attempted murder charges have been reduced to grievous bodily harm.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-f236-World-in-brief-06062014

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  17. Pingback: Migrant fruit pickers in Greece strike over exploitation and racism | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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