2000 Reasons IKEA Got It Badly Wrong

IKEA thought they could get away with victimising Trade Union representatives and attacking sick workers’ wages. We’ve got 2,000 reasons to show why they got it badly wrong.

In under 36 hours, you’ve added 2,000 signatures to our petition to Reinstate Richie Venton and Reinstate Sick Workers’ Wages. This is simply incredible; we’re overwhelmed with the strength of your support.

We’ve had messages of solidarity from branches of CWU, UCU, EIS, RMT, UNISON, PCS, and Trade Union Councils. Support from Trade Unionists (including big numbers of USDAW members) and members of the public is pouring in around the clock. We wish we could respond to them all individually, but they are all deeply appreciated.

Let’s keep the pressure up, and keep building opposition to IKEA. It’s a fact that workers who cannot afford to be sick are more likely to get sick – and more likely to spread illness at work. With spikes of Coronavirus still occurring in workplaces, supporting workers to remain safe is just as important as ever. Poverty pay is dangerous to life.

Trade Unions and your Union rights are under attack. Victimising effective reps like Richie Venton is the prelude to a wider attack on jobs, wages, and conditions. It’s vital that we don’t take it lying down. You are helping workers everywhere win the fight. Thank you.

Help us by continuing to sign and share the petition
Keep sharing your messages of support!


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.

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