Connecting Feminist Strikes

FAU picket from 11:30 am, König*innenufer (Filmnächte)

call of the FAU Dresden

The F*Strike Network Dresden invites on March 8 under the motto “International and in solidarity against patriarchy” to a rally (13-16 clock) and subsequent demonstration (beginning 16 clock) on the König*innenufer. Ver.di also calls for warning strikes in the context of collective bargaining in the civil service and organizes a “Women’s Day Demonstration”, which will hold an intermediate rally at König*innenufer around 12 pm.

We as FAU Dresden will join the different strikes and welcome the Women’s Day and warning strike demonstration on the banks of the Elbe – because: as union members and feminists they affect us! We show our solidarity with the demands of the collective bargaining process, which go beyond the collective bargaining agreement and thus tie in with feminist strike movements, such as the revaluation of work with a female connotation.

Moreover, we want everything to be completely different! Our wishes go far beyond these demands and are oriented towards the feminist utopia of a society free of domination. We think: a good way to get there are feminist strike movements, which have been growing internationally and getting louder for several years. We are working to become politically capable of striking as well, by linking the different strikes together. If we are many, we make it possible not only to defend the existing right to strike, but even to expand it. When we refuse our work (wage work, unpaid care work, domestic work, …), we have the power to make a difference. Why are you striking on March 8? What would you like to change? See you on 8M, we look forward to nice FLINTA* strike talks with you!

11:30 am at the König*innenufer (Filmnächte)

    • FAU picket (all sectors, unemployed, pupils, trainees, students, pensioners, …, all gender) and brunch
    • Welcome of the strikers in the public service, who come with the ver.di demo

from 13 o’clock rally “International and in solidarity against patriarchy” of F*Streik-Network Dresden
from 16 o’clock demo of F*Streik-Network

March 4, 2023: Anarchist Feminist Anti-prison Rally

Also this year we invite you to come with us to Chemnitz and show your solidarity to the prisoners in the Chemnitz Women’s Prison. The rally will start on March 4, 2023 at 4 p.m. at Thalheimer Straße 29, directly in front of the prison.

A few days later, on March 8, the feminist day of struggle, it will not remain quiet in Dresden. We will keep you up to date!

Hard Facts:

What: Anarchist Feminist Anti-prison Rally.
When: 04.03.2023, 16:00 – 18:00
Where: JVA Chemnitz, Thalheimer Straße 29, 09125 Chemnitz

There will be a collective train travel from Dresden and Leipzig to Chemnitz. More information will follow later. Bring your friends and flags and banners to the rally!

Call for rally in front of Chemnitz Women’s Prison by the anarchist feminist anti-prison alliance – March 4, 2023, 4:00 p.m.

Like quitting, only shittier. FLINK strikes again

It was foreseeable that the termination in which we supported our member Prince in November 2022 would not be the last. Once again, a FAU member is taking FLINK to court.

On Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 at 1 p.m. we will meet at the labor court in Dresden (Hans-Oster-Straße 4) to support our member Agya and we kindly invite you to join us.

Agya started as a rider at FLINK in 2021. He also knows about the grievances that we already wrote about. You can find his statement here.

After his vacation, Agya came to the union counseling with a letter which at first looked like an excerpt of the terms and conditions or a contract amendment.

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The Tears of an Employee Imprisoned by the Fear of an Employer

Bob Nelson once said, “Employee’s motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his/her manager (employer)”.

An employee always goes through emotional traumas at a workplace where management only places organizational emphasis on making profit at the expense of their employee’s wellbeing – safety, happiness, etc.

I can say without the fear of contradictions that the aforementioned picture is vividly painted on the walls of the Flink Expansion 31 GmbH, Germany. As a rider for Flink for over one and a half years on a part time contract as a student, my safety was nearly overlooked always by management. From poor working gears (especially during the extreme weather conditions such as the snowy winter seasons) through poor communication feedbacks from management when employee sort for clarification/work assistance.

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Statement by the International Committee of FAU on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

We, the International Committee of the FAU Federation, condemn in the strongest possible terms the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. We call on all solidary workers in Germany to provide all possible help to those affected in Ukraine as well as to the courageous anti-war demonstrators in Russia and Belarus.

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8 of march: Time for feminist utopias – Completely done with patriarchy!

At the risk of repeating ourselves: Patriarchy is the crisis. Not Corona. The pandemic is just an expression of it, exacerbating the crisis that existed before. And that crisis has always been dumped on our backs – the backs of women, lesbians, inter, trans, non-binary and agender people. Our work is not valued, not seen, it is poorly paid and often enough not paid at all. We are hit hardest when we are poor, when we work in precarious jobs that destroy our bodies and psyches, when we are racially discriminated against, when we are responsible (alone) for children, when we have to care for relatives and friends, when we have to live in violent relationships.

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Update: Corona: labour law, neighbourhood solidarity, other helpful informations

+++ Multilingual Informations you can find by the Refugee Council in Dresden +++

Will be updated continuously, last update: April 2, 1 pm

Contents: 1. labour law & Corona | 2. counselling and services of FAU Dresden during Corona | 3. overview of neighbourhood help in Dresden | 4. overview of help funds for employees & solo self-employed persons | 5. counselling numbers and help centres (including domestic violence)

Labour law and corona, sick out

On the website of the Federal FAU you will find current collections of regulations concerning labour law, law for self-employed persons and much more. At the moment, due to the dynamic situation, some things are still a little unsorted or doubled – this will certainly get better in the next few days. If questions remain unanswered, please feel free to ask us, we will look for an answer and take the questions with us.

From 9 March onwards, the following rule applies for 4 weeks: “Patients with slight diseases of the upper respiratory tract can get a certificate of incapacity to work for a maximum of seven days after consulting their doctor by telephone”. If you have to be in quarantine on a self-employed basis, you will be supported by the Infection Protection Act. Please ask us for details in your situation! Continue reading “Update: Corona: labour law, neighbourhood solidarity, other helpful informations”