Following the fine tradition of “boss kidnapping” in France and elsewhere, workers at the courier company INTERATTICA in Athens decided to take direct action today, when it was announced that the company was going bankrupt and that all 205 of them would be sacked with no compensation. Immediately, all exits to the company’s building were blocked by the workers, trapping the local management inside. Communication was swiftly established with representatives of the company’s headquarters in Paris.A small police force that appeared outside the building threatened with a riot police intervention but retreated soon after.
“Miraculously”, the “bankrupt” company managed to secure the funds to compensate the workers a few hours after the kidnapping. By 1900 local time (GMT+2), the management submitted a written guarantee that all workers were to be compensated within the next calendar month. Currently (1930 GMT+2), a workers’ committee remains in the building and will stay, guarding the company’s valuables in the building, until all compensations are paid off.
There are constant updates in Greek and photos from today’s events at the website of the Anarchist Innitiative of Aigaleo (Athens).
More updates on the INTERATTICA case on Monday.