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Your IKEA protest: strengthening strikes, imposing reinstatement

In June 2014, 24 workers of the IKEA warehouse in Piacenza (Italy) were fired. What for? Because in April, 40 colleagues were protesting against the suspension of an active union acivist amongst the ranks. Since then, together with their union S.I. Cobas, the workers fight for their right.

FAU Berlin supports the Berlin call for a solidarity rally in defense of the workers dismissed in the IKEA warehouse in Piacenza: Friday, december 19th from 6 p.m. in front of IKEA Tempelhof (Sachsendamm 47; Bus 106 resp. M46).

This strike and the organization in this warehouse was one of the elements of a wave of struggles by mostly migrant workers since 2011. Warehouse workers, at TNT and DHL for example, were able to impose a number of improved conditions. Apparently, IKEA want to break and stop this movement of successful struggles and therefore refuses to reinstate the dismissed workers. Out of the 24 laid-off, 8 accepted a severance pay, whereas the rest receives 143 euros of well-fare and a small amount from the union's "resistance fund".

They need to be be reinstated!

For decent working conditions at IKEA! For the right to strike and to organize at IKEA!

Therefore: solidarity rally in support of the dismissed IKEA workers in Piacenza (Italy). (Find some background information on the wave of struggles in a video, see also the "Facebook event" here.)

When?    19th december 2014 - 6 p.m.
Where?  IKEA Tempelhof, Sachsendamm 47 (Bus 106 resp. M46)

Read the call for protest in German.

Feed the S.I.Cobas Resistance Fund:

Reference: "cassa di resistenza":

Account holder: Sindacato Intercategoriale Cobas

IBAN: IT13N0760101600000003046206

Adress: Via Marco Aurelio 31, 20127 Milano.

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