PLATFORM OF THE ‘COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR WORKERS PROTESTS IN SERBIA’
The lawlessness and corruption that has characterised the privatization process has brought our enterprises, and the entirety of Serbia’s industry into a dead-end situation. The irresponsible and illegitimate atttitude of the new owners, and the corruption within government organs responsible for overseeing privatization laws and agreements, are threatening our survival and the survival of hundreds of thousands of working families in Serbia. The world economic crisis is only an excuse for the position we find ourselves in today. The real reason for eliminating jobs, which to us are the equivalent of our lives, lies in the plunder over the past 20 years of an industrial capacity that the workers in Serbia built over the course of decades. Now this industry is being destroyed so that the new owners of these enterprises can launder money, or so that they can seize inexpensive land for new development and construction projects or to rent out the premises as prime business real-estate.