Pupil in Rhodes Collapses From Hunger



45af4e95aad81f45b871935402b6a9b7_XLA few days ago, a Junior High School pupil lost her consciousness and collapsed during break time. Her schoolmates and teachers ran to help her, administered first aids and walked her home, where they witnessed the difficult living conditions of the family due to the severe financial problems.

The First Secondary Teachers Union (ELME) of the Dodecanese Islands Statement reports:

“The administrative board of the First ELME of the Dodecanese Islands denounces the Greek government and the Troika for the barbaric politics they have imposed on Greeks, which has resulted in scenes of Greece 2013 that remind of the Occupation of Greece.

The development they promise with the Memorandums means going back to the Coal Era. Two students of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Larissa lost their lives and others are at death’s door because they were trying to warm themselves using a DIY brazier.

A few days ago, in a school in Rhodes, a pupil fainted and according to the doctor’s opinion, insufficient nourishment was the cause.

An eight-year-old boy in Alexandroupoli took candles from a church to be used for lighting, as electricity had been cut off by the PPC at his house.

This is the situation in Greece because of the crisis. Hunger and poverty. Heating has become a luxury commodity for poor people. At schools, there are undernourished pupils on an almost daily basis. Health and education services are constantly being downgraded. Every kind of “accidents” caused by poverty will be multiplying. In the meantime, the profits of multinational companies, investors and stock exchange gamblers are huge.

We demand amendment of this situation.

We demand:

Jobs and salaries sufficient to cover the basic needs for everyone. Health and education for all. Immediate abolition of the special consumption tax and the VAT on fuel. Immediate establishment of reduced electricity and water rates for unemployed families. Reversal of the  Memorandum politics and the Troika”