Greek trade unionists say thanks for solidarity messages
As the total number of people sending a protest to the Greek Prime Minister about the trial of trade unionists for opposing austerity hit 5,000, the leader of the accused, GENOP President Nikos Photopoulos, sent us this message of thanks:
It is with feelings of great joy and emotion that I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the thousands of our colleagues and co-fighters around the world for their support and solidarity. By standing at our side you give us hope and courage. The flood of your messages shows that the Greek people are not alone in these grim times of injustice.
As the president of GENOP/DEI, a trade union committed to defend workers and their rights, I reiterate our engagement to never compromise, never bend and never lower the banner of the fight for a society of humanity and justice.
There’s still time to send your protest and encourage colleagues to do so, because Nikos and his colleagues are not due in court until 9am (local time) on Tuesday. Since the appeal was launched on Friday morning, over 1,000 people in the UK have sent the Greek PM a protest email.