Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Laura Ashley workers on strike in Dublin

Twenty-two members of the Irish retail workers’ union Mandate have been protesting outside a Laura Ashley store in central Dublin.
They are on strike over the closure of the shop – and the minimal redundancy terms which the profitable British company wants to pay.
Laura Ashley is refusing to meet the union at the Labour Relations Commission – the conciliation service in the Republic of Ireland.
Video from the picket line on Grafton Street.
Last year Thomas Cook workers occupied their shop – also on Grafton Street – after closure was threatened.
Solidarity leafleting outside shops in the UK would shake up the company.

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