Anticapitalists Region of Murcia requires the regional and state government more sanitary controls and labor inspections in fruit and vegetable companies.At the same time, it asks the prosecution to act against the affected company to clarify criminal responsibilities if they arise from putting the health of its workers at risk.Since the sanitary emergency has been decreed by the appearance of the coronavirus COVID-19, the society of the Region of Murcia, and in particular the smallest, have made a tremendous effort, supporting confinement measures that have lengthened over time, to cope with the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.
Most of the society has behaved in an exemplary and responsible way, following the instructions of the health authorities to flatten the contagion curve and avoid the collapse of the health system.However, we are seeing with concern how all this social effort may be worthless given the appearance of outbreaks of contagion concentrated in fruit and vegetable companies and slaughterhouses due to the lack of security measures.
From Anticapitalistas Región de Murcia we demand the regional government and the State that they increase and intensify sanitary controls and labor inspections in fruit and vegetable companies and slaughterhouses in the Region, and act accordingly, including closings, if the security measures required in the face of the health emergency we are going through in health protection continue to be implemented of the workers, their families, and by extension of the entire society of the Region of Murcia.
Regarding the outbreak that appeared in the company in El Raal, Murcia;It is not the first time that the company has put the safety of its workers at risk.Already in the last DANA, as some workers sent us, the company forced attendance at the job with the euphemism: "the boss says that you have to come, if you don't come, pay attention to the consequences".
We don't understand how in a company with hundreds and hundreds of women workers, they are still not legally represented, and as in a democracy, they have to address the media, hiding their faces and distorting their voices for fear of reprisals.
We demand that the labor inspectorate establish whether They are giving illegal anti-union practices in the company and in other companies in the sector.The legal representation of workers is a necessary counterweight within companies so that sanitary security measures are established not only in protection of their own health, but for the benefit of the entire society.
We in turn demand the prosecution to act in the case of the affected company to clarify criminal responsibilities if they have been derived from putting the health of their workers at risk every time there is an emergency, be it climate or health.
You cannot throw the effort of an entire society overboard In the fight against the pandemic due to the greed of some businessmen who do not invest in safety and prevention, our lives are more valuable than their benefits.