CALLOUT: Picket, Drapers' Hall, London, Mon 2nd March

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Feb 27 2015 18:29
CALLOUT: Picket, Drapers' Hall, London, Mon 2nd March

Tell wage-stealing bosses it’s time to throw in their hand: Picket at the Drapers' Guild

What: Picket of the Draper's Guild
Where: https://goo.gl/maps/S4IG2
When: Monday 2nd March
Wave 1: 4:30 – 6:30
Wave 2: 6:30 – 8:30

On Monday the 2nd of March, workers from the Leicester Square School of English will be picketing an inter-guild bridge tournament being hosted at the prestigious Drapers' Hall.

The workers have been targeting the Drapers’ for over a month now. This is because one of their members, Craig Tallents, stole thousands of pounds in wages from his staff when he closed down the Leicester Square School of English over the Christmas holidays. Their campaign has already caused Tallents to resign as governor from the Bancroft's School, a position he'd attained through the nomination of the Drapers'.

Our message to the Drapers' is a simple one. Have you no heart? You can’t claim to be a charitable club if you allow your members to steal thousands of pounds from their staff. We’re calling a spade a spade and if Craig won’t sit down to discuss a resolution, we’re afraid this won’t be the last you’ll be hearing from us. Our will to win, like a fine diamond, will shine through in the end.

As for Craig, you should know by now that we’re not bluffing. We’ll keep raising the stakes until you fold. Because until you pay up, all bets are off.

Background:

Workers at the Leicester Square School of English have been in a battle with their wage-stealing boss, Craig Tallents, for over two months now.

Over the Christmas holidays, Tallents, the owner of the Leicester Square School of English, permanently shut down the school without informing staff or students. Staff are owed thousands of pounds in unpaid wages resulting from illegal contracts, lack of notice and holiday pay, and illegal denial of paternity pay.

As part of the campaign to date, workers have occupied the unused school building, caused Tallents to take down the website of his company, Asparagus Management Consulting, and held a rowdy picket in Leicester Square.

This will be the second picket outside the grandiose Drapers' Hall. At the first picket, the Drapers' took the decision to close and lock the gates on either side of the privately owned Throgmorton Avenue, leaving protesters barred inside until the police arrived.

#CraigTallentsPayYourStaff

Action organised and supported by:

The Industrial Workers of the World: www.iww.org.uk

The Angry Language Brigade: http://libcom.org/blog/angry-language-brigade

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Mar 1 2015 18:50

Bump!

This is happening tomorrow - let's make it big and rowdy!

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Mar 1 2015 19:11
Chilli Sauce wrote:
Bump!

This is happening tomorrow - let's make it big and rowdy!

I hope you lot aren't going to cause any trouble. You'll give us all a bad name, don't drag yourself down to their level, etc etc blah blah blah...

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Mar 1 2015 19:13

Sorry, the last post was a typo. What I actually meant was smash the fucking place up and kick that wanker's fucking nut in!

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Mar 2 2015 07:48

Today.

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Mar 2 2015 15:29

Go! Go! Go!

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Mar 3 2015 12:46

I don't know much about appropriate action in this situation but since yesterday I have given it some thought and wondered if this could be a plan;

Find out this guys home address in St Albans. Someone do a reccy mission to see how close the house is to neighbours etc(I'd be up for it!). Assuming that it's not a lone country house, write to him at home saying that you will deliver leaflets saying what he's done to his neighbours and/or organise a protest outside his house. Keep an eye on your bank accounts in readiness for the money to arrive!!!

I dare say there are good reasons why this wouldn't work but I thought I'd throw it out there anyway.

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Mar 3 2015 16:05

First, thanks for everyone who came out yesterday. Despite the cold, there was lively and we certainly had an effect on the Drapers'.

Webby, yeah, we've had the idea as well. There are a few problems with it that probably aren't best discussed online, but if it comes off, you'll have an invite wink