Press Releases and Campaign News

Join the Online Public Rally: 8 October 2020, 7pm

Join this Public Rally (via Zoom) to hear those on the front line of struggle speak out. Show your solidarity with Richie, the first shop steward sacked in Scotland over a battle for workers’ safety from Covid-19. Join the campaign to put workers’ lives before profit.

Richie Goes to Holyrood!: IKEA Sacking Raised at First Minister’s Questions

The campaign to reinstate Richie Venton and safeguard sick IKEA workers wages has reached the Scottish Parliament with a question to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Responding to a question from Richie’s MSP Sandra White – herself a former USDAW union rep – the First Minister acknowledged that she knew Richie and his formidable campaigning record overContinue reading “Richie Goes to Holyrood!: IKEA Sacking Raised at First Minister’s Questions”

Trade Unionists stage Fermanagh solidarity protest

A broad array of trade unionists staged a socially distanced protest at Enniskillen town centre, in Richie’s native County Fermanagh, on Saturday. Shoppers stopped, listened to the speeches, shocked at such union busting. Organisers report that several other shop stewards who were working have sent apologies and reiterated their committed to build solidarity in theirContinue reading “Trade Unionists stage Fermanagh solidarity protest”

Chris Stephens MP lodges Early Day Motion in support of Richie Venton

Chris Stephens, Member of Parliament for Glasgow South West, has lodged an Early Day Motion in Parliament calling on IKEA to Reinstate Richie Venton and to Reinstate Sick Workers’ Wages – in support of fair pay, conditions, and unimpeded Trade Union organisation for IKEA workers. We’re appealing to everybody to petition their MP and tellContinue reading “Chris Stephens MP lodges Early Day Motion in support of Richie Venton”

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