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.
As part of the
international campaign in support of CIPLA workers, Hands off Venezuela and
Young Socialist activists gathered yesterday in front of the Brazilian embassy
in Vienna. In Belgium and Germany also the struggle of the CIPLA/Interfibra workers
in Joinville was taken up with the Brazilian Embassy.