Thursday, October 26, 2006

A fight worth supporting

Hat-tips to my ol' pals the Stroppies and Will, for drawing my attention to this dispute, in which the GMB is taking on a truly horrible employer, JJB Sports, in Wigan, Lancs, England, for a meagre living wage. JJB's main shareholder, an asshole calledDavid Whalen, has the audacity to denounce the union and its members as "communists" for demanding a living wage - and then buggering off for a holiday in Barbados!

The workers have voted for strike action on 31 October and 2 November.

Anyone within 'striking' distance of Wigan on those days should support them on the picket line.

The rest of us should contact Neil Holden, GMB Lancashire Regional Officer on (UK) 07740 804070, or Steve Pryle, GMB Press Officer on 07921 289880, to see what we can do in support of these workers.


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