September 17, 2020
From IWW Scotland
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Image: Person carrying IWW flag outside Lidl store

Members of the Garment workers union in Bangladesh owed wages & benefits started an indefinite siege of the factory owner’s house from the 30th of August.

A hunger march had been held.

The Garment workers are linked to the International Confederation of labour which links revolutionary unions like the CNT in Spain, USI in Italy, FORA in Argentina and IWW in North America.

Solidarity pickets have been held outside chain stores with contracts with the Dragon Sweater owners in Dhaka.

The stench of bad publicity has caused Primark, Next, Zara & New Yorker to drop the label. ASDA have denied any current link. LIDL refuse to answer.

A month long campaign  kicked off in Derry, Dublin & other IWW groups in Ireland.

(See https://www.facebook.com/IWWDerry/ for more…)

Image: cat looking intently at campaign t-shirt and leaflets

On the 23rd Clydeside IWW members picketed LIDL in Govanhill.

An impromptu picket was held at the same location a week later by visiting Tyneside radicals. On the 6th of September, LIDL Maryhill was picketed, as was Partick Branch on the 12th. The same day as North Ayrshire members picketed Kilmarnock., and Dumfries IWW members do likewise On Sunday 13th.

You can send additional messages of support and solidarity to the Garment Workers Trade Union Center at gwtucint@gmail.com

Image: banner hanging on rails outside store. Text reads solidarity with 6000 sacked workers. Re-instate and pay Dagon Sweater workers in Bangladesh



Source: Iwwscotland.wordpress.com