12 Dec 2007

Scab action against Irish workers by Argos

Had this from the excellent socialist unity, argos FCUK I say.



Argos workers in the Republic of Ireland are holding another one-day strike on the 18th December. Workers took strike action on the 1 December and how did management react? They flew in scab labour from England and Wales Argos stores to break the strike.

“Pickets were placed at the 18 Argos stores around the country in a one day work stoppage as part of a campaign for better pay. The second strike is on Tuesday 18th December.
Stores in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny, Athlone and Drogheda are among those being picketed”.

Mandate is seeking a 10% pay rise for workers, two-thirds are earning just over 9.00 (euros) an hour. In 2006, Argos announced that they made profits of 8.1 billion (euros), profits are also up by 50% for the first half of 2007. Yet management won’t accept the demand for a meagre 10% pay increase. More profits and bubbly for them at the share holders’ Xmas party!!

Show your solidarity:

Send some Xmas misery by emailing/writing to the Chief Executive Terry Duddy at
corporate.responsibility@homeretailgroup.com
or Argos Ltd, 489-499 Avebury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2NW.

And ask Terry whether he still plans to fly over scab labour from Argos stores in England and Wales?

Boycott Argos

And of course write to your MP

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