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The death of an immigrant super-market worker

Posted by clandestina on 18 May 2009

We cannot comment on this.  We translate this Athens Indymedia article.  

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A supermarket employee died a terrible death yesterday morning in the area of Vouliagmeni, Athens.  He got stuck in the elevator of the supermarket. 

The incident occurred at 10:30 yesterday morning at the supermarket on 16, Thiseos Str.. 

The 45 year old Albanian worker had been loading things in the elevator of the store, when under unspecified conditions the elevator doors closed.  He got trapped between them. 

Employees and customers of the store heard the voices of the unfortunate worker and rushed to help.  However, it was already too late. 

The 45 year old was transferred to hospital, where his death was confirmed. 

The process of police preliminary work to ascertain the causes of the accident is already on.

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Athens Airport: death, redundacies, corruption and the pretext of economic crisis

Posted by clandestina on 10 April 2009

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just a fancy deathtrap for workers

An athens indymedia article, translated roughly by clandestinenglish.

The J&P-ΑΒΑΞ Α.Ε. business group operating at the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport has sacked 42 people, both Greek and immigrants, who had been employed by the company in cleaning services. They were dismissed with summary procedures on the pretext of the economic crisis, of course.  They all had completed three years at the job and were all anticipating the increase in wages  the law foresees. Instead , they were made redundant en masse.
Now the German holding company, which is infamous for bribing officials to undertake the project of cleaning services at the airport, Hochtief, is about to make recruitments of new unspeacialised workers from the pool of unemployed. So much for the pretext of the economic crisis making people redundant.

At the same airport, 7 people have lost their lives in the construction site for the new shopping mall. At the same airport workers are intimidated and humiliated by corporate bosses. For those who do not know it, one day before the criminal assault against Kuneva, a worker from Albania lost both his legs, his left hand and his genital organs, because J&P-ΑΒΑΞ Α.Ε. forced him to clean up the suburban railway lines at the airport without first turning off the power line. The company prevented workers by reporting the incident through intimidation and blackmail.
At the airport everyday crimes are commited.

We must not leave our fellow workers alone.

Solidarity.

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Murder at workplaces – Greek and migrant workers have their share of death

Posted by clandestina on 9 March 2009

One more migrant worker was killed on Friday the 6th of March afternoon due to the absence of protective measures in the construction industry. The deseased was a 23 year old builder from Syria.  He lost his balance and fell from the second floor of the building he worked on in the municipality of Kouloukonas in Rethymnon, Crete. He was transferred immediately to the Health Center of Anogeia but by then he had already passed away. 

 After the death of the worker, the contractor disappeared, while the Trade Union Center of Rethimnon simply expressed their regret and condemned – as usual – the government for the lack of audit committees to check at work sites.  This, in an area where informal (low paid, uninsured, unsafe) labour is the rule, as the Labour Inspection agency of the state itself admits.

source: Athens Indymedia article

 Yesterday, a 53 year old Greek who had been working at the “Chalyves Karali” steel factory near Larissa died of heart attack, caused by the work overload.  As the Union of Metal Workers of Larissa write, the father of two as well as his 60 fellow workers had been unpaid their regular wages for 3 months now, while overtime money had not been paid for several more.  

source: Athens Indymedia article

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