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Solidarity with Worker Self-management in Thessaloniki

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Workers at the Vio.Me factory (construction materials) in Thessaloniki in Greece have taken over the factory and started their first production-run under self-management on the 12th.

This is "the first experiment in industrial self-management in crisis-stricken Greece, and the workers of Vio.Me are confident this is going to be only the first in a series of such endeavours."

Exciting news indeed for all IOPS members. Pity IOPS cannot as yet declare its solidarity?

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Discussion 5 Comments

  • kapil bajaj 14th Feb 2013

    It's indeed great news, Peter! May this movement strengthen and expand across Greece.
    I have sent Thessaloniki's Open Solidarity Initiative my expression of support and spread the word in my circles in India.
    I would vote for IOPS, whatever state of organization it's in, to express its solidarity with the Greek workers.

  • Peter Lach-Newinsky 14th Feb 2013

    Thanks, Kapil.

  • Will Henry Lapinel 16th Feb 2013

    I second that emotion, Kapil. Thanks for the post, Peter!

  • jocelyn chaplin 17th Feb 2013

    Fantastic news. And the amount of support shows how much the Greek people are thinking differently. Where Greece is now we may all be soon.

  • Tom Morris 20th Feb 2013

    Great news. We should send solidarity messages individually and/or from local chapters.