Gourmet burger chain which helped immigration officers detain 35 of its workers by luring them to "fake meetings" faces a wave of protests.
Protests will be held outside Byron Hamburgers restaurants in London, Manchester, Leeds and Cambridge over the next few days, after the chain's collaboration with the Home Office was revealed.
Details of the raids which took place at the start of July were revealed in the Spanish language newspaper El Ibérico last Friday.
Workers at the firm have accused management of setting up fake meetings to entrap colleagues who were working in the UK illegally, some of whom had worked for the chain for four years.
One of around 20 deported workers told The Guardian newspaper: "I couldn’t believe what was happening. But then, when I realised they were going to deport us, I felt so bad".
Byron admitted co-operating fully with the Home Office and acting upon its requests leading up to the raids and has pledged it will continue to do so.
Details of the protests are below:
Friday 29 July 2017
Shaftesbury Avenue, London - 18:00pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1183363918393558/
Called by London IWW
Manchester - 18:00pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1732450290354567/
Called by Manchester IWW
Leeds - 18:00pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/180870085661584/
Called by Leeds IWW and Bradford IWW
Saturday 30 July 2017
Greenwich, London - 13:00pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/656275197853006/
Called by South London SF
Monday 1 August 2017
Cambridge - 18:30pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/162285357527789/
Holborn, London - 18:30pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/318098661863389/
Called by Unite Hotel Workers, United Voices of the World Union, London Latinxs, Black Dissidents, London IWW, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants, South London Solfed, War On Want and Global Justice Now
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