Overwhelming support for Richie Venton and IKEA workers!

We’ve been overwhelmed with the volume and passion of the support for the campaign to reinstate Richie Venton, and to reinstate sick workers’ wages. We can’t respond to all of your hundreds and hundreds of messages individually, but they have all strengthened our resolve. Thank you.

Solidarity, and refusing to take the bosses’ abuse lying down, is the worker’s path to victory. IKEA are not getting away with victimising and sacking Trade Union organisers like Richie, or with undermining worker pay, conditions, and safety. We can win full average pay for sick workers.

You are helping to create a campaign that IKEA bosses can’t ignore. We thank you for that, and ask that you help us keep the pressure on by continuing to build opposition to IKEA’s actions.

Here are Five Ways to Support the Campaign to reinstate Richie Venton, and to reinstate sick workers’ wages.

Be sure to sign the secure petition.

Strathclyde UCU
Tam Dewar, CWU
Stephen Smellie, UNISON

Published by ReinstateRichieVenton

A campaign page set up by Glasgow IKEA workers furious at the victimisation and sacking of our elected USDAW shop steward, Richie Venton, and the attacks on our rights and conditions, including removal of wages from workers off sick with Covid-19. Demand that IKEA immediately reinstates elected union shop steward and convener RICHIE VENTON to his job and elected union position. Support the campaign for every worker to be paid their full average wages if they are sick or self-isolating with COVID-19 - instead of the poverty of £95 Statutory Sick Pay forcing workers to take risks and infect others by going to work.

2 thoughts on “Overwhelming support for Richie Venton and IKEA workers!

  1. First and foremost Richie Venton is a friend he’s also a fellow EC member of Usdaw .
    Richie as always stood up for the worker and supported many campaigns and struggles over the years, he’s a man of principles he stands for fairness fights against injustice and always there to help and give advice.
    Solidarity to you Richie and lets hope that Ikea reinstate you as your well respected by the workforce.


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