In his recent book: “The Class Struggle post The Class Struggle” Mr. Luciano Gallino declares and demonstrates that right throughout a period of social peace, the rich part of power not only assaulted the world and mugged it by this obscure crisis in which we’re living; it is now reducing an important economic value such as ‘Labour’ into the most humiliating and lowest level of man/man dominance known in recent history by using every possible expedient available.
A dazzling example, to prove his opinion, is the case of 19 Fiat workers who were fired by direct order of the Managing Director, two years ago, just because they practiced their constitutional right to strike siding their labour union. When the court ordered the firm to reinstate them back at work, the Managing Director simply have randomly “mobilised” another 19 workers to “liberate the posts for the reintegrated ones” as he puts it in a statement dispatched to the media.. Thus slamming the door in the face of the court, of human rights, constitutional rights, and labour law!!
Well Mr. Gallino.. We, in Egypt, have already experienced such practices since a very long time.. A time when the likes of Hussein Salem, Ahmed Ezz, Talaat Mostafa, and hundreds of similar parasites before them who tasted the easy money wealth while climbing into power, and sweeping anything or anyone in their way without scruple and completely deprived from the slightest ethical or moral sense that could function as a break holding back such arrogant avidity.
Those characters and their tribes, have created a subdued class of “Salary Slaves”.. Precarious, part-timers, casuals and unemployed are all incarnating the other side of the same coin that equals them to the almost extinct figure of the fixed employee.. All of them have become nothing else but the slaves of a pay-check and a credit system that slides them deeper into the vortex of constant need, debt and poverty.
And this is only one of many more aspects of the a faith preached, gospelled and sang in ballads since over 65 years and is called GLOBALISATION.
Pass On The Word.