On June 29, the workers of
Flasko received good news: the federal judge José Maria Barreto
Pedrazolli, from the Campinas/SP circuit, ruled that the electricity
company CPFL should reestablish electricity supply "in the face of clear
danger of damage" to the factory.
In this video interview (in Spanish), Serge Goulart, the national coordinator of the Occupied Factories Movement in Brazil gives an overview of the latest situation of the struggle against the decision of the Lula government to organise a judicial-police intervention against CIPLA and Interfibra and the attacks on the workers at Flaskó.
court appointed administrator at Cipla has been at it again. After being
expelled from Flasko after an attempt to sack the Factory Committee there, he
has now threatened to “crush” the workers. Facing pressure from all side, the
workers at Flasko are standing firm in the defence of workers’ control, their
jobs, and their factories.
Flasko workers have successfully defended their factory for a second time. You can see video footage of yesterday’s event and read an appeal from the workers for solidarity in defending the factory and their jobs.
The newly appointed
administrator of Cipla/Interifbra recently visited Flasko, another occupied
factory, and attempted to sack the general coordinator of the Factory Council.
The intention is clear, the Brazilian ruling class wants to crush the occupied
factory movement. Urgent solidarity is needed to defend the workers, their
jobs, and the occupied factory movement.
After the brutal police intervention in the Cipla factory at the end of May the solidarity campaign has been gaining momentum. On June 13 a rally was held outside the factory with many trade union delegations taking part from Brazil as well as representatives of occupied factories from Argentina, Paraguay and Venezuela.