Torrential rain storms did nothing to dampen the fighting spirits of the trade unionists who turned out to protest at six separate IKEA stores across the UK today, 3rd October, demanding reinstatement of sacked shop steward Richie Venton and full average wages for all sick workers.
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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”
Workers have staged protests in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Warrington to demand that IKEA reinstate Richie Venton and reinstate sick workers’ wages.
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”
Workers from a multitude of Trade Unions have held a solidarity demo outside of IKEA Braehead, demanding that the firm Reinstate Richie Venton and Reinstate Sick Workers’ Wages.
Petiton hits 5000; Early Day Motion; UCU Strathclyde statement, ‘Record’ columnist calls for support
Petition passes 5000 signatures in under four days; Chris Stephens MP lodges Early Day Motion in Parliament; Daily Record columnist backs campaign
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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