In order to not count the days without a reason, but to give them the meaning they deserve. A calendar dedicated to the international struggles in the profession. Knowing very well that the only real border is a class one, and everything else is nothing more than a few lines on a map which must be overcomed. From Athens to Hong Kong, from the neighborhood steakhouses to digital platforms, the goal of employers is always and everywhere to reduce labor costs, intensify the working conditions, increase productivity as well as their own profits.
Whether it’s e-food, Wolt, Foodora, Glovo, Deliveroo, Amazon, Google or Facebook, digital intermediation companies, the new wave of digital capitalism requires, like their predecessors, not to be bound by the rules and restrictions of labor laws, whether national or international. The gig economy, of which digital mediation companies are also a part, fragments work and introduces innovative anti-labour logics that try to move responsabilities and obligations away from the employers themselves. Abroad, where platforms have invaded the economy for over a decade now, their true intentions have been revealed to the maximum extent already. And by looking at other countries, we see our immediate future being prescribed. This is why the workers of Europe, Asia and America are self-organizing, erecting ramparts, resisting, striking, taking to the streets collectively and demanding the abolition of the bogus status of freelance work.
Since the companies are multinational and the exploitation is global, our struggle must be international. The first small step for a global meeting, against this conditions, was made with the call for the international strike of May 1, 2022, and we hope there will be more. We joined and are joining our voices with our colleagues around the world and highlighting the stories of those who stood against the capitalist machine, claiming decent working conditions, through struggles and strikes. For each month a country, for each country a history that colleagues in our profession, as part of the working class, organized and fought.
WE DRIVE ALONE – WE MARCH TOGETHER
FROM STRUGGLING IN THE STREETS, TO THE STREET OF THE STRUGGLE
See here for the pdf of the calendar