Ellinika Grammata (“greek letters”) was one of the largest publishing houses in the country. Specialising in academic texts and owned exclusively by the Lambrakis Press media tycoons, EG announced it would cease its operations on September 15th, laying off all its 94 employees. For the past months, these fired workers have fought against their firing: without any back-up from the sold-out GSEE trade union, with a complete media blackout imposed upon them (hardly a surprise, since Lambrakis Press controls a large share of media in the country), their struggle has been a tough one. But in this, they’re not alone. On Tuesday, October 12th at 6.30 pm the solidarity committee to the Ellinika Grammata employees is calling for a demonstration at the Propylea, Athens, in support of them and against all recent firings and unemployment. A demonstration has been called for the same time in Thessaloniki.
Below, we are publishing all the posters calling to the demonstration (many more groups are calling to the demo however) and an excellent DIY documentary on the Ellinika Grammata struggle. Unfortunately, the documentary is only in Greek, for now, as time is not permitting for its subtitling – hopefully we’ll be able to work on this soon.
The documentary on the workers’ struggle
The first poster is the main one calling to the demonstration, by the workers themselves. The posters that then follow are in a random order.
The Anti-authoritarian Assembly of Athens: Victory to the Workers at Ellinika Grammata
Open Anarchist Assembly for a Unified, Polymorphic Movement: Solidarity Demonstration for the Workers at Ellinika Grammata
Newspaper Drasi (action)