Raoul Hedebouw requires demonstrations, “Fridays of Rage”

Raoul Hedebouw requires demonstrations, “Fridays of Rage”

The president of the PTB, Raoul Hedebouw, launched a name on Saturday for rotating mobilizations throughout the framework of “indignant fridays“, launched from September 30 in cities throughout the nation. These actions can be focused towards vitality tariffs, but in addition towards the federal government, “confederate of vitality multinationals“.

Whereas tons of of 1000’s of households not know how you can pay their payments, an vitality group in Belgium would not give a rattling concerning the excavations, specifically Engie, with the complicity of the federal government“, he stated in entrance of 1000’s of activists and sympathizers of the far left get together. The PTB is organizing this weekend in Ostend a brand new version of “Manifiesta”. This gathering, each festive, embellished with a musical program on the mode competition, and political actions (debates, and political speeches), attracted, in accordance with the PTB, some 14,000 individuals.

Raoul Hedebouw (re)stated all of the unhealthy issues he thought concerning the settlement reached with the federal government on Friday to assist households confronted with an unprecedented vitality invoice. “Magnette, De Croo, Van der Straeten, Van Peteghem, Rousseau, Bouchez all communicate as we speak of value freezes and taxing the excess earnings of multinationals, however that is blabla? They selected a small bonus of 200 euros. For 2 months… To come back into our pockets, it is determined in just a few seconds, however to enter the pockets of Engie, 9 months and nonetheless nothing“, he commented.

The president of the PTB has as soon as once more accused the federal government of getting a secret deal concluded with Engie-Electrabel in the course of the summer time, when Alexander De Croo and Tinne Van der Straeten went to Paris for the extension of the 2 nuclear reactors . They accepted, in accordance with him, the demand formulated by the administration of Engie to make pay the invoice for nuclear waste by the federal government and to not impose any critical taxation of its superprofits.

By the way, Raoul Hedebouw attacked the FEB, the Federation of Belgian Enterprises, which is asking for wages and their indexation to be blocked. “What it doesn’t say is that the automated indexation of wages solely partially compensates for the present document inflation, that it’s home consumption that also saves progress somewhat in Belgium and that if wages are blocked, it’s the buying energy which decreases and due to this fact the bills and orders in shops or SMEs“, he added.

The president of the FGTB takes the stage

On stage earlier than him, the president of the FGTB, Thierry Bodson, maintained the specter of a standard entrance strike on November 9, “if the world of labor just isn’t heard on the discount of vitality payments, the rise of wages and social allowances“. The president of the socialist commerce union judged that it was essential to adapt the wage blocking regulation “as a result of as we speak, a full-time job can not make life worthy. With a part-time, it’s completely not possible“, he insisted, fixing an appointment on this context, on the demonstration on September 21 in Brussels.

Lut Cromphout, president of ACV Puls (the central Christian union staff), known as for “a battle, collectively, for a greater future“.

PTB chairman backs focused sanctions towards Putin and oligarchs

The PTB chairman additionally advocated for focused sanctions towards Russian President Vladimir Putin and towards Russian oligarchs, in addition to for diplomatic initiatives within the context of the battle in Ukraine. “We’re paying a excessive value for the implications of the battle in Ukraine. As a result of as we speak, it isn’t Putin and his clique who’re paying the worth for the sanctions, however the working class. Gazprom and Putin proceed to earn earnings from rising costs“, did he declare.

Raoul Hedebouw judged that on the identical time, others, reminiscent of American multinationals, producers of shale fuel “additionally proceed to develop. No marvel there may be enthusiasm for this battle within the US institution. To not point out multinational armament firms… And cease speaking to me about human rights and battle, simply or not. When it got here to bombing Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen? who amongst all these individuals nervous about human rights?“.

Confronted with the hazard to peace on this planet, the president of the PTB believes {that a} “robust motion for peace in Europe” is critical for “compel our governments to cease following within the wake of American imperialism and attain out to different peoples of the world, for the peace and safety of all“.

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