Pret a Manger Picket - St. Pancras Station, London - Monday 19th November, 12:00 - 2:00

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Nov 12 2012 23:31
Pret a Manger Picket - St. Pancras Station, London - Monday 19th November, 12:00 - 2:00

Support Restaurant Workers, Stand up for Workers Rights, Fight Precarious Work

Where: Entrance to St. Pancras Station
When: Monday 19th November, 12:00 – 2:00
Contact: pret.staff.union (at) gmail.com or northlondonsf (at) solfed.org.uk

http://solfed.org.uk/?q=north-london/picket-to-defend-the-pret-a-manger-staff-union-monday-19th-november-london

Since being formed earlier this year, activists from the independent Pret a Manger Staff Union have been facing harassment and victimisation. In an all too familiar scenario, two founding members have had to fight a series of trumped-up disciplinary charges.

Join the North London Solidarity Federation in standing up to union-busting and bullying by helping us picket the Pret store where the was union formed. We're there to demand full reinstatement for Andrej and that the charges against Rodrigo be dropped.

Solidarity from other restaurant workers, trade unionists, students, and activists is going to be key to fighting fast food exploitation. We need a loud and rowdy picket to send a strong message to Pret, so bring banners, chants, co-workers and friends. And spread the word.

Flyer here: http://solfed.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/rodrigo_-_flyer.jpeg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/133458603470927/

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Nov 18 2012 11:07

BUMP!

!!!Please forward your contacts and respective groups!!!

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Nov 18 2012 20:54

Just to say that we've updated the SF callout to include a map of the assembly point so all you masses of London libcommers who'll be attending won't get all confused wink

http://solfed.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/19-11-12_st_pancras_demo1.jpeg

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Nov 19 2012 16:27

Just to say today's picket was effing awesome. Really good turnout, lots of energy, and media attention, too. Thanks to all who attended. Report back to follow shortly.

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Nov 19 2012 19:35

Pret a Manger Staff Union in Rowdy London Demonstration

http://solfed.org.uk/?q=north-london/pret-a-manger-staff-union-in-rowdy-london-demonstration

PAMSU activists were today joined by members of the North and South London locals of the Solidarity Federation and some 25 other supporters in a vocal and mobile picket of Pret a Manger shops in central London. Our message to Pret was no doubt loud and clear: end victimization of all union members and full reinstatement for PAMSU founder Andrej.

Beginning our protest at the Pret shop inside St. Pancras station, we arrived with banners, megaphone, and ever growing number of protesters. We stayed there for about 25 minutes, making lots of noise and handing out leaflets to interested passersby.

Kindly provided with a strong contingent of British Transport Police to protect against any management reprisals, we left on our own accord and spent the next half-hour protesting outside St. Pancras, continually growing stronger in numbers.

From there we proceeded to another local Pret shop where we attracted a number of media types keen to know more about the campaign and the particulars of today's protest.

If today's numbers and energy are any indication, the Pret a Manger Staff Union is on the march. Keep watch on this space to find out about upcoming actions and how you, as a Pret worker or union supporter, can get involved in the campaign.

Contact Details:
Pret a Manger Staff Union: pret.staff.union (at) gmail.com
North London Solidarity Federation: northlondonsf (at) solfed.org.uk

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Nov 19 2012 20:16

It was my day off so I headed over, couldn't find anyone at the assembly point so looked around the station, tried to phone you but your number doesn't seem to work anymore and then went home! Did you get there late or something? Glad it went well anyway

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Nov 20 2012 00:03

Ah shit, sorry man. We we're at a couple of different points throughout the afternoon. Also, my phone's out of commission (but I think you know that now).

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Nov 20 2012 00:04

DP.

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Nov 22 2012 18:15

Well, the Morning Star likes PAMSU....

http://solfed.org.uk/?q=north-london/pamsu-in-the-media-and-on-the-internet