Support the strikes and actions Nov. 14. 2012

Support the strikes and actions Nov. 14. 2012

Declaration of the EL-trade unionists network

The executive committee of the ETUC is calling for a day of action and solidarity on November 14. 2012 including strikes demonstrations, rallies and other actions, mobilizing the European trade union movement behind the ETUC policies and set down the social compact for Europe.As the trade unionists network of and behind the EL we fully support this call and ask all left parties to support this day of action.We can see that the unions in Spain and Portugal will call for a common strike at November 14. 2012 the first time. This is a big progress.As it is possible that unions in Greece, Italy, Malta and Cyprus do the same this would be a much more bigger step in the correct direction.But as the call of ETUC says it is a European wide call. This means that unions and left parties not only in southern Europa are asked to come in action but in middle, north and eastern Europe as well.Only the common fight will be succesful.The policy of the Troika and the responsible persons in the EU as well as the national governments is wrong and has failed.So we fight together for a social Europe against austerity policy.Brussels, Oct. 29. 2012Bent GravesenGerald Kemski Kemski-LilleikeNuria Lozano-MontoyaNikos Papatriantafillou