Office Angels picket - Wimbledon, 14th April 11am

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Apr 12 2011 19:09
Office Angels picket - Wimbledon, 14th April 11am

11am Thursday 14th April

Office Angels, 40-44 The Broadway, Wimbledon London, SW19 1RQ

We are organising a campaign against this agency after an ex-employee asked for our assistance. Dan worked for Office Angels for three days in December of last year. He was assured by the company that the lack of a time-sheet would 'not be a problem'. However, Office Angels are refusing to pay him the wages he is owed - falsely claiming he only worked for one day, despite them having called him at work on his third day. After completely ripping him off, they had the nerve to harass him for seeking advice on an internet discussion forum.

Temporary workers face similar unacceptable conditions every day. They work without sick pay or maternity leave, are vulnerable to unfair and instant dismissals and have no union support. Rising unemployment and a bleak economic climate will force even more of us to accept these precarious conditions -yet another example of working class people being exploited by an economic system that only benefits the rich.

The best way to improve our conditions at work and in our communities is by standing together and resisting. We want to hear from any current or previous Office Angels employees that have come into conflict with this company and its culture of disrespect. We know that this is not an isolated incident and the more people get involved, the more pressure we can put on the company to start treating its workers properly.

Solidarity Federation is a non-hierarchical organisation that seeks to build a future without capitalism and exploitation. We believe that supporting each other in our day to day struggles is one way we can lay the foundations of a better world.

For more information visit www.solfed.org.uk

Please bring copies of the leaflet if you've got access to a printer:

http://www.box.net/shared/9c821mzuoe

Nearest tube/rail station is Wimbledon

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=165255000197727

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Apr 13 2011 09:30

Draft email, if helpful:

!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm writing to you to encourage you to attend a picket in support of a victimised agency staff worker. Dan got a job with Office Angels in December of last year. He was given a three day placement, but Office Angels declined to give him a time sheet. When he inquired about this, he was told not to worry. Office Angels even called him--while he was on the job--on his third day of work. However, when he went to pick up his pay, Office Angels informed him they only had a record of his working for one day, not three! After polite meetings failed to resolve the issue, Dan came to the London Solidarity Federation looking for support. So far we've had one picket and intend to engage in an escalating campaign until Office Angels pays Dan what he is rightfully owed.

Of course, this is bigger than simply seeking justice for Dan. This is about the precarious work situations more and more of us are facing everyday. Part-time work, shift work, temporary positions, and employment agencies have ruined any sense of job security for an increasingly large section of the working class. This picket, and others like it, is intended to let the bosses know that together, as workers, we'll stand up and stand together against a culture of managerial neglect and fight for our rights--no matter where we work.

Please join us for a picket outside the Wimbledon branch of Office Angels (http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1383/411.php) tomorrow morning, Thursday the 14th of April, at 11am

More information here: http://libcom.org/forums/announcements/office-angels-picket-wimbledon-14th-april-12042011

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Yours in Solidarity.

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Apr 14 2011 13:09

How did it go>?

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Apr 15 2011 06:05
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How did it go>?

Any answer?

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May 15 2011 21:52

The definitive article on the Office Angels victory: http://solfed.org.uk/?q=solidarity-federation-to-agency-workers-together-we-can-fight-back-and-win