international day of action in solidarity with general transport workers association (asf iwa) on september 15

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international day of action in solidarity with general transport workers association (asf iwa) on september 15

The ASF is calling on all sections of the International Workers Association (IWA), their friends and supporters to take protest action around the world on September 15 in support of the campaign for wage justice for delivery drivers who have had their wages cut 19% arbitrarily by Domino's Pizza Enterprises management.

Is there a Domino's Pizza outlet in your country? Wontact info@asf-iwa.org.au

ASF-M (the Melbourne metroploitan affiliate of the ASF) will be organising protest action in Melbourne on the same day. Details will be announced soon.

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Aug 20 2012 09:53

I'm in for Auckland! If you live in Auckland, private message me.

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Aug 20 2012 20:15

Well done, Simono!

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Aug 20 2012 20:28

Just to say this is being discussed in SF at the moment, good work folks

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Aug 20 2012 20:38

We are definitely up for it. And are very glad to be able to support your good work!

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Aug 20 2012 21:15

WSA is putting the finishing touches on a north american call-out. More to follow.

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Aug 21 2012 23:54

Great to see this response so early! I'm told the GTWA website will be up and running soon and groups are asked to record their actions as photos and/or videos to post on the website in the future.

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Aug 23 2012 05:43

It is totally awesome that people have responded as they have.

As promised the website is now setup and will be worked on over the coming days http://gtwa.org.au

We hope to both get more drivers on board via raising awareness of the GTWA so that we can continue further plans of action.

We also wish to push the fact that Fair Work Australia, by accepting the adjournment of an application to terminate the 2001 Agreement, have effectively ruled that Domino's Pizza Enterprises has no requirement to come to any agreement at all with the workers in regard their pay dispute.

If the SDA had gone ahead with the termination, this would have forced FWA to have the drivers wages put on a similar award, eg: the Fast Food Industry award of around $21ph, or at least the national safety net minimum wage prescribed by FWA which would be a minimum wage of $19.63 per hour.

Instead, the SDA has given all power to Domino's, with FWA accepting no requirement of any date at all for any agreement to be made.

We are especially keen to hear from any Domino's drivers that were with the SDA before March this year. Please ask around and contact us.

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Sep 6 2012 00:23

If you're in Wellington and want to show your support there will be a demo at 2:30. PM me for more details.

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Sep 7 2012 22:55

Action organised in Sydney at 6:30pm. PM me for details. red n black star

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Sep 7 2012 23:44

Thus far in North America we know of the following: Ann Arbor, MI, Vancouver,Vic., Long Beach, CA, Missoula, MT, Tampa, FL, Atlanta, Twin Cities, MN, Providence, RI, I also believe Corvalis, OR and St. Louis, MO

(North American) Dominos Workers Solidarity Campaign:
dominosworkersolidarity@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/dominos.workersolidarity
http://www.facebook.com/events/498423073520330/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_invited

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Sep 15 2012 00:47

The Day of Action is due to start at 1130AEST in Adelaide and conclude about 24 hours later in Los Angeles in real time.

Please send reports of actions from your city, country to this thread if you are able.

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Sep 15 2012 03:08

First north american report in: WSA and Zootown Solidarity Netowrk members in Missoula, Montana held picket and walk-in at downtown Dominos.

Short report and photo: http://www.facebook.com/dominos.workersolidarity

One-up Missoula!

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Sep 15 2012 04:43

The first scheduled action was for 1130AEST in Adelaide. The action in Missoula would have started at 1330AEST making it the first action in real time outside of Australia. Next scheduled action is for 1430AEST in Wellington, NZ. Should be happening right about now.

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Sep 15 2012 06:48

There's stuff happening in Manchester, Leeds, Brighton and more today, will post up pics as they come in.

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Sep 15 2012 14:21

South London SF are at the Domino's in New Cross, we've presented a demand letter and members are talking to the drivers at the moment. Stickers and leaflets are decorating the itsurrounding area. Photos to follow.

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Sep 15 2012 15:33

Sheffield IWW talked to staff and customers this afternoon at Domino's on West Street.

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Sep 15 2012 16:15

Members of the French SUD Retail and Services Union delivered a protest letter
in support of the Domnos drivers at the Domino's shop, 40 boulevard Saint Marcel, central Paris.

Photo: http://www.facebook.com/dominos.workersolidarity

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Sep 16 2012 03:07

was pretty good action in my city. we had 9 people turn out. had an iww banner. a home made wsa sign. 150 fliers got passed out to people and customers passing by on foot and in their cars that conveniently stopped by a light in front of the store. we pissed off the bosses without even really lifting a finger. first got pissed that we were leaning against their property. the workers really had no problem with us. we tried to give them tips but then the boss basically said he'd pocket them, making himself look like a total asshole, and then he called the cops who came told us we were doing nothing wrong, and he had the gall to ask what the cops said to us, and we told them they thought we were doing nothing wrong. classic. idk over all good action and it taught some folks that even such a small action could really unsettle such a company and be seen as a threat enough to have the state repression apparatus intervene.

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Sep 16 2012 03:11

Sheffield IWW consolidate their consistent record of terrorising local fast food establishment cool

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Sep 16 2012 09:54

Dominos here don't seem to have many walk-in customers and stormy weather kept people off the street here yesterday, but leaflets were widely distributed to local residents and workers.

http://www.zsp.net.pl/solidarity-dominos-pizza

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Sep 16 2012 09:54

Hi All, was there much participation by Dominoes workers in affected stores?
cheers
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Sep 16 2012 15:53
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Hi All, was there much participation by Dominoes workers in affected stores?
cheers
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you mean the stores that ASF-IWA / GTWA members are fighting this campaign right?

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Sep 16 2012 16:27
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was pretty good action in my city. we had 9 people turn out. had an iww banner. a home made wsa sign. 150 fliers got passed out to people and customers passing by on foot and in their cars that conveniently stopped by a light in front of the store. we pissed off the bosses without even really lifting a finger. first got pissed that we were leaning against their property. the workers really had no problem with us. we tried to give them tips but then the boss basically said he'd pocket them, making himself look like a total asshole, and then he called the cops who came told us we were doing nothing wrong, and he had the gall to ask what the cops said to us, and we told them they thought we were doing nothing wrong. classic. idk over all good action and it taught some folks that even such a small action could really unsettle such a company and be seen as a threat enough to have the state repression apparatus intervene.

I saw that same story mentioned on FB. I think you guys need to contact those workers inside. With a boss like that, there's got to be lots of other grievances. Also, I think you should find out the manager's name and post that shit all over the internet.

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Sep 16 2012 16:28

Akai, that's awesome, how did you get that banner right above the shop like that?

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Sep 16 2012 16:34

The 'righton' Solidarity Federation outside Domino's in Brighton.

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Sep 16 2012 16:53

We just did it.

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Sep 16 2012 17:44
akai wrote:
We just did it.

looks like pro banners, those special hole things, and zip ties? and that there was a walk way with fencing above the store?

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Sep 16 2012 18:18

Clever observations. smile

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Sep 16 2012 19:37

Reports rather slow coming in, but it looks like the day was successful. Some of the actions are described on this blog: http://internationalworkersassociation.blogspot.com/

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Sep 16 2012 21:26
sabotage wrote:
you mean the stores that ASF-IWA / GTWA members are fighting this campaign right?

Okay yes. What kinds of activity took place here, what forms of self-activity did the workers take? (Obviously no need to tell anything that will allow workers to be identified/disciplined etc)
cheers
Dave