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Solidarity with UK Meat Workers - Unions Target Marks & Spencer in Korea, Poland, Romania

Posted to the IUF website 25-Mar-2008

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IUF affiliates continue to mobilize worldwide in solidarity with the campaign by the T&G section of the UK Unite for equal treatment for agency workers supplying meat to Marks & Spencer.

On March 20, 40 representatives of over 10 food, service and manufacturing unions and the national center KCTU rallied outside the principal M&S outlet in Seoul. The rally included a special cultural performance created in solidarity with UK meat workers, reading of an open letter to M&S and a report by the rally organizers on the progress of the international union campaign.

Under the slogan, “One Europe means the same working conditions for all people”, the Solidarnosc food workers picketed and distributed leaflets despite heavy snow at two M&S locations in Warsaw, while in Bucharest, IUF-affiliated food workers set up a picket outside a shopping mall where an M&S store is located.

Polish food workers came in from the snow to pose in front of a shuttered M&S mall store.

Denied permission to leaflet in front of the M&S store in Bucharest, IUF-affiliated food workers in Romania picketed outside the shopping mall where the store is located.

To support the campaign, you can send a message to M&S corporate management by clicking here. Copies will be automatically sent to the T&G and to the IUF secretariat.