The Labor Center supports the actions of the Ioannina Trade Association and the mobilization in the Region on Wednesday 8/11 at 14:00 in response to the new tax bill that burdens self-employed professionals with new taxes, leading thousands of them to the lockout.
The entire announcement of the Labor Center of Ioannina:
“The Government that legislated the anti-labor extreme for the arrangement of working time and tried to put a plaster on the labor unions, now seeks with an unacceptable tax bill to burden self-employed professionals with new taxes, leading thousands of them to the lockout.
Employees, small professionals, farmers and pensioners, we pay 95% of the state budget revenue. We are burdened with unjust taxes, such as ENFIA, which no government abolishes, together we pay the exactness of fuel, energy and consumer goods. Together we pay for the country’s involvement in US-NATO imperialist designs.
Government officials are outraged, they say, by the extensive tax evasion of professionals, because the rest pay taxes normally. They deliberately cheat! It is defiant that the government calls the new self-employed tax evasion ‘tax justice’ when only 5% of tax revenue pays for the big cap with voluntary taxation and the 58 shipowners’ tax breaks. With the deferred tax of the banks. With the 12-year and other tax exemptions of strategic investors who joined the “development” laws of SYRIZA, ND. With the off shore, the triangular transactions, the tax havens, which no one knows and has not heard of.
Cunningly the government today is trying to pit workers against the small self-employed to lay the groundwork for tomorrow to use the professionals as leverage against an increase in the basic wage.
Social automation will not pass. Together, the working class and the small professionals will fight against all the anti-people policies that in a thousand and two ways crush our income and our lives every day. We are on the side of the small professionals, the self-employed scientists, supporting their fair demands and the competitive mobilizations that begin on November 8.”