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GREECE: Workers’ Massive Solidarity in Practice with the Victims of the Floods

From PAME | Photo Courtesy of PAME

A massive solidarity mission of workers from the Unions of Athens took place on Sunday, September 17, to provide support and assistance in practice with the victims of the floods.

Early dawn of Sunday, hundreds of unionists and workers departed from Athens and went to the region of Thessaly, where many villages are still deep in mud and water.

The mission also transferred tons of material aid, drinking water, food and necessities for the affected. Upon arrival, the unionists were divided into the many villages and then went to homes, which had been destroyed by the floods and the people did not have any assistance in order to clean them.

The mission was also accompanied by a number of militant doctors, who went to the villages to provide medical assistance. Also, an important number of young workers and students participated in the mission, taking important lessons of organization and solidarity in practice.

The whole mission was met with gratitude and expressions of solidarity in villages that till today have not received any assistance from the official state.

In every neighborhood, emotional moments overflowed with locals saying: “thank you, only you help us, come back whenever you can”. After hours of work, the unions depart under with hugs and tears in their eyes.

The unions’ mission put once again in practice the motto:


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