[Pga_europe_process] proposed topics for the factory and working
migrativeart at skynet.be
Wed Jun 16 10:37:48 CEST 2004
our collective was in charge for proposals of 2 issues: factory ( labour)
and immigration issue. the proposed lines about immigration will be send to
you tomorrow ( still wait reactions by some people of universal embassy,
this is a proposal of the topics on which worked workers of ex-reanult
factory, belgium+ our collective. upon our logic, the text for the reader
comes later on. those lines are un invitation for the workers from europe
and post-yugoslavia to confirm or not their participation into the debate
that concern them in a first lines. not their ³representatives²- topic
specialist or activist¹s theoreticians, who are of corse all welcome to
joint the debates.
ps. it seems that some people thaught that we could organise it without any
money (need circa 2000- 2500 euros for travel costs of workers and
immigrants who will participate on 2 debates). so pls, give your opinion as
soon as possible. otherwise we can¹t continue of working and organizing an
international debate without clear position that we want it internationally
(means that we have to pay travel costs for the people who are normally not
following alter-globalist agendas). and means that we can¹t count on the
basic goals of our 2 debates ( i will say whole conference) :
post-yougoslave workers blackmailed with the privatisation meeting finally
those ( europian workers) who already tasted privatisation on their own
skin/or that post-yugoslave immigrants who dream all to emigrate to friendly
shengen europe meet those who are violently excluded from a big dream-
Suggestion Topic of the Day Dedicated to the Workers, and / in Politics: The
International People¹s Global Action Conference, July 2004 DMB Rakovica
Participants: workers from the international and local factories of Belgium,
England, Greece, France, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnian Federation
1. Labour conditions, workers¹ social position in the period of transition;
2.Workers¹ rights in the process of privatisation; workers buying the shares
the biggest robbery at the end of the twentieth century or the new phase
of the social justice? Have the existence of the working personnel¹s shares
been successful in ³Renault, vilvoorde, Belgium²? Do working personnel
shares guarantee employment (prevents factory from shutting-down), or is it
the way of putting even more pressure on the workers in order to make them
more industrious for the organization?
Does the idea of having the right to shares incorporate the idea of
organization leaders having the exclusive right to place veto, or is it the
idea of having the right to shares real, uncompromised right?
Who is really in charge of bringing the decision about factory shutting
down, the shareholder or the leader? Is it wrong not to create unity of all
shareholders in the sense of restructuring (by shares) of all the
participants of the political and labour struggles?
Workers from the Belgian ³Caterpillar² are experiencing the aforementioned
problems at the moment; since 80% of the workers are foreigners, does that
mean that one day, before they had gone ³home², they would sell their shares
under low prices? Does worker loses (one way or the other, namely: always)
in his shares? Instead of conclusion: worker as a shareholder or not?
3.Examples of workers¹ organizing and struggles, comparative experiences:
Yugoslavia and Western Europe, workers¹ struggles before and after! Exchange
of experiences and realization of struggle strategy.
4. Are there today trade-unionistes? Trade-union, that is us? Or trade-union
are always the others?
5. Europe and the workers.
Will the new European countries become the sky of Europe? Will Europe, i.e.
the European patronage in these new countries establish old and surpassed
technologies and inadequate wages, while actually using and dislocating
local reproductive materials, or will the new country members become
members with equal rights, and their workers people with equal rights like
the others European workers?
6. The old and the new: does the idea of ³new² for the workers belonging
to European suburbs sound ³old² for the workers and female workers of
Is their common aim today really the creation of something revolutionary and
TRULY INNOVATIVE in the sphere of social justice? What would be the
³innovation of the new?²
7. Self-menagement , yes or no? How we should consider the fact
that many of the working people of today¹s Europe (and even further, all the
way to the Institute for Self-menagement that was established According to
SFRJ Model in Tokyo) have once seen in the self-menagement that existed in
the SFRJ promise of the new, together with the attempt of establishing
radical, new model of private property over the production elements?
Conclusion: what went wrong? If we could go back, where would we start, what
would be kept? The example of winning and unsuccessful workers¹ experiences
and memories from the self-menagement period from SFRJ.
8) To be continued (the next round of suggestions made by the workers from
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