Yesterday workers, Workers´ Federations, trade unions, women´s associations, self-employed belonging to the forces of PAME and the Students´ Struggle Front held a symbolic event in Athens at the Bank of Greece, in Thessaloniki at the Agricultural Bank , the National Bank of Piraeus, in Heraklion at Eurobank, in Nafplion and Tripoli at the Agricultural Bank, in Chania and Rethymno at the National Bank, in Arta and Corinthos at the Agricultural Bank, in Kefalonia and Kalamata at the National Bank, in Larissa at the Agricultural and National Bank, in Zakynthos and Pyrgos at the National Bank, in Corfu at Eurobank, in Patras at the Agricultural and the National Bank, in Sparta and Ioannina at the Agricultural Bank, and many more will follow.
We denounce the overall attack on workers, working strata by the government, Troika, EU and monopolies and the bank capital which acts as a spearhead. Its owners are bankers, industrialists, businessmen, merchants, who jointly exploit and rob the people.
They rob the working classes with the difference between deposits and loans, the “legal usury”. They grab by the throat these people who are forced to get loans, mortgages or other kind. They strangle small, medium, craftsmen and merchants, poor farmers. At the same time they exploit the bank employees in the severest way.