Thousands of Hessians in Germany took part in nationwide rallies on May 1, the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) wrote.
As reported by the German trade union association (DGB), 16,000 people gathered under the slogan “Unbreakable Solidarity” in Hesse. “May 1 is our day. It stands for the solidarity of dependent workers, for their demands for better working and living conditions.,” said Michael Rudolph, chairman of the DGB Hessen-Thuringia, in a statement.
The DGB called for Labor Day rallies across Germany. The union said that more than 30 events had been planned in Hesse alone.
In Frankfurt am Main, about 3,500 people from various political and trade union organizations attended the rally. At Römerberg Square, the Verdi workers’ union Frank Werneke spoke.
“The best and ultimately the only way to compensate for the rising cost of living is to increase wages dramatically,” said the head of Verdi.
Werneke explained that people with low wages are disproportionately affected by inflation. Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) also spoke at the May Day demonstration in the Hessian town of Herborn in the Lahn Dill district.
Faeser called for more social policies in the education system. “It is outrageous that in Hesse the purse strings of parents still decide whether their daughter or son will be successful in school,” the minister said.
It is noted that the Federal Minister of the Interior Faeser is the head of the SPD in Hesse.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency