Thursday, January 11, 2007


Transpontine has received this message about a planned picket of local Starbucks:

As part of our ongoing solidarity campaign with sacked Starbucks workers in the US. the Solidarity Federation, ex-Use Your Loafers (former occupied social centre in Deptford High Street) and London Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) will be holding a picket of Greenwich and Blackheath Starbucks on Sat 20th Jan 2007. Starting at the Greenwich Starbucks next to the Cutty Sark at 12 noon.

We will picketting Starbucks in South East London and the City every fortnight thereafter. As we call for an end to the anti-union campaign waged by Starbucks and for the reinstatement of all unlawfully fired workers.In addition we are calling on Starbucks to give Ethiopia control over it's coffee.

We will be encouraging Starbuck workers to organise to make their jobs better and finally have a real independant voice at work. By organising a union, baristas in the US have seen wages increased, schedules stabilised and respect from the bosses.

Starbucks have consistently responded to workers organising with threats, intimidation, harassment and illegal firings and since Dec 2005 five workers in NYC have been sacked fo engaging in protected union activity.

For details on the day ring 07984513577

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