Six Shows of Solidarity at IKEA Stores Defy the Rainstorms

Torrential rain storms did nothing to dampen the fighting spirits of the trade unionists who turned out to protest at six separate IKEA stores across the UK today, 3rd October, demanding reinstatement of sacked shop steward Richie Venton and full average wages for all sick workers.

Richie Goes to Holyrood!: IKEA Sacking Raised at First Minister’s Questions

The campaign to reinstate Richie Venton and safeguard sick IKEA workers wages has reached the Scottish Parliament with a question to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Responding to a question from Richie’s MSP Sandra White – herself a former USDAW union rep – the First Minister acknowledged that she knew Richie and his formidable campaigning record overContinue reading “Richie Goes to Holyrood!: IKEA Sacking Raised at First Minister’s Questions”

Trade Unionists stage Fermanagh solidarity protest

A broad array of trade unionists staged a socially distanced protest at Enniskillen town centre, in Richie’s native County Fermanagh, on Saturday. Shoppers stopped, listened to the speeches, shocked at such union busting. Organisers report that several other shop stewards who were working have sent apologies and reiterated their committed to build solidarity in theirContinue reading “Trade Unionists stage Fermanagh solidarity protest”