Read about the campaign in ‘Tribune’

You can read more about the campaign to Reinstate Richie Venton and Reinstate Sick Workers’ Wages in Cllr Matt Kerr’s article for Tribune.

“Richie Venton was sacked for being a trade unionist, for fighting to ensure his members received their wages during the pandemic – shielding or not – rather than the derisory benefits on offer, or the threat of statutory sick pay hanging over their heads. He has paid the price for being an effective campaigner for his colleagues, and the imposition of the plans since his dismissal only serve to reinforce this truth.”

“But there is more to this than just a dispute over terms and conditions in a single operation. In a pandemic, and one that appears to be here for the foreseeable future, are we going to insist that people’s well-being is respected? Are we willing to watch retail workers forced to put themselves at risk in order that we can have a new bookcase?”

Click here to read more in Tribune:

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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