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Staff of the shut-down Game and Gamestation stores have occupied all the stores in the Irish Republic. The issue involves redundancy pay, which the liquidator firm, is insisting workers obtain from the Irish state, which could take more than a year.
Apparently, as many as fourteen stores are involved in the action.
Follow the workers on Facebook.
Read the workers’ statement here.
- Denver Post: Denver bus drivers protest transit cuts that affect poor and disabled travelers
- Labor Notes: Transit Troubles Provoke National Day of Protests
- Salon.com: Occupy Transit! Transit Workers & Occupy Movement Team Up
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
10:30 to 12 Noon
Civic Center Station, Denver (1560 Broadway)
Join ATU 1001 activists on your day off or split.
We will be leafleting transit riders for support from the 99% who need transit.
Acknowledging their mutual concern about the crisis in mass transit, the General Executive Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) has endorsed the National Day of Action for Public Transportation called by Occupy Boston to take place, April 4.
Yesterday in New York, a coalition of rank-and-file members of Transport Workers Union Local 100, Amalgamated Transit Union, and Occupy Wall Street opened the doors to more than 20 subway stations, to protest “escalating service cuts, fare hikes, racist policing, assaults on transit workers’ working conditions and livelihoods — and the profiteering of the super-rich by way of a system they’ve rigged in their favor,” according to a statement by the “Rank and File Initiative,” reprinted on libcom.org. Accompanying the freebies were faux signs from the Metro Transit Authority:
The MTA is determined to make the highest profit off your commute. We apologize for the recent service cuts and fare hikes but they were necessary […] our friends on Wall Street. Enter this station for free through the service entrance. Be prepared for expanded free service until the resolution of contract negotiations in favor of TWU Local 100. [transcribed on Gothamist.com]
The following stories were published today:
- Libcom.org: Wildcat strikes break out at Canadian airports
- AFP: Portugal Hit by General Strike against Austerity
This post is a little dated, so read some of the comments:
- Libcom.org: Spain: The CNT calls for a nationwide general strike on March 29