Vzw Climax finds the measures taken by the Flemish government insufficient to keep their heads above water. The governments are meeting some of our demands: buying excessive subsidies, expanding and extending the social rate. But…
… But the sum of all measures, together with ABVV East Flanders, Saamo Antwerp, Peperfabriek, neighborhood health center De Sloep vzw, Ecokot, Ineos Will Fall, Extinction Rebellion Antwerp and Ghent, Tegengas, Ghent climate movement and many others, are sufficient and poorly educated.
Energy producers Engie Electrabel, Luminus and Total, for example, continue to make profits in times of crisis. We have broken open the European energy exchanges: Every day the energy price is determined by the more expensive requirements (older) power stations and therefore fossil energy. Those who submit a lower offer will still receive a higher price. This is a hidden subsidy. Those who mean it with cheaper renewable energy, turn this around.
In addition, we also demand a minimum wage of 14 euros per hour for everyone. More security starts with a full income.
Moreover, the energy price is also according to the principle according to the principle: the polluter consumers get a cheaper price.
Climax therefore states that the discussion about energy should only be about VAT and does not organize two actions on Friday 11/02: from 12 noon to 1 pm at the Zonder Naam Park in front of Luminus in Ghent and at 6 pm in front of the Engie building. Electricity in Antwerp.
The central requirements:
- 6% VAT on gas and electricity.
- Local anchoring of production.
- Skimming of profits (European day markets) and subsidies for producers.
- Preservation and deepening of social rates.
- Increase in minimum wages (14 € per hour) abolish the wage ceiling.
- Pricing that benefits small consumers.
The action is supported by ABVV East Flanders, Saamo Antwerp, Peperfabriek, neighborhood health center De Sloep vzw, Extinction Rebellion Antwerp and Ghent, Tegengas, Ineos Will Fall, Ghent Climate Movement, Ecokot.