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Greek trade unionists say thanks for solidarity messages

09 Jan 2012, By

Nikos Photopoulos (front left) leads a GENOP/DEI protest march last summer. Photo: GENOP/DEI

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.

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8 Responses to Greek trade unionists say thanks for solidarity messages

  1. Geoff Southen
    Jan 9th 2012, 11:33 am

    wishing you all the best in your fight

  2. Ian Scott
    Jan 9th 2012, 11:34 am

    It is outrageous that Trade unionists are being gaoled for peaceful protests in support of their members.

    I urge you to stop these imposed changes to everyday working peoples terms and conditions of work and to start negotiating with their representatives in te trade union movement.

  3. melinda Phillips
    Jan 9th 2012, 11:58 am

    Keep on keeping on

  4. Linda Georgiu
    Jan 9th 2012, 9:23 pm

    Our Canadian brothers and sisters are standing along side you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. David Gardner
    Jan 12th 2012, 4:53 pm

    Never give up the fight! Stay strong.

  6. gian felice corsini
    Jan 14th 2012, 5:08 pm

    Great Niko and comrades, your trial is our trial, your non violent resistence is our resistence. You are showing the way to all the unionists of the threatened western workers.Embros pedia!

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    Jan 15th 2012, 8:02 am

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  8. Elizabeth
    Jan 16th 2012, 4:20 pm

    Go ahead, keep strong, the true and justice always win. my support and best wishe for success