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Streik und Repression bei Ikea in Piacenza

Posted by entdinglichung - 3. November 2012

Quelle: LibCom:

All-out strike and clashes at Ikea plant

All-out strike and clashes at Ikea plant

Four workers have been hospitalized after riots took place in front of the gates of the Ikea plant in Piacenza this morning (November 2).

The plant is the Swedish corporation’s main Italian storage centre and its workers are nominally employed by several cooperatives. However, as is often the case in Italy, the name ‘cooperative’ hides a dire reality of exploitation, the ignoring of labour regulations and of national collective agreements.

It is precisely this reality that struggling workers (many of them migrants) are denouncing, with a strike that has now been ongoing for several days. Their press release lists serious issues such as wage inequality, excessive workload, unpaid wages, not to mention the firm’s refusal to allow union representation.

IKEA’s headquarters immediately retaliated by firing 12 workers, deemed as the main organizers of the protests. Nine of them are members of the independent Union COBAS. Violent clashes had already taken place on October 30, when police intervened to clear the workers blockade – aiming at preventing loading trucks from entering the plant and, ultimately, at stopping production. Something similar occurred on the morning of November 2, when police violently attacked the protesting workers with teargas and batons.

Later in the afternoon, the Mayoral Office of Piacenza hosted a negotiation. At the end of the talks, representatives of the cooperatives promised not to fire the 12 workers involved; however, they announced that they would transfer the workers to other IKEA plants. COBAS deems this agreement unacceptable; among other things, it would cost them their entire union representation in the Piacenza plant.

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Posted by entdinglichung - 3. November 2012

ungeordnet:

* Luz Calvo: Decolonize your diet! (FRSO/OSCL)

„In this new series on health, nutrition, and how it all fits into the project of revolutionary transformation, we’ll begin by hearing from Dr. Calvo on what (de)colonization has to do with what we eat, why the Standard American Diet (SAD) is the “standard,” and about the organizing that is happening around the intersections of self-determination, food security, and radical social change.“

* „Sie haben dann auch die Möglichkeit, zu schießen“: Internationale Militärs zu Gast in Henstedt-Ulzburg (Infoarchiv Norderstedt)

* Iven Hale: The Color of Injustice: The Consequences of America’s Drug War (Solidarity)

* Matthew Pehl: “Apostles of Fascism,” “Communist Clergy,” and the UAW: Political Ideology and Working-Class Religion in Detroit, 1919–1945 (pdf-file, Anti-Fascist Archive)

* Simon Wells: Anthropology: Imperialist abuse of science (CPGB/Weekly Worker)

* Solidarität mit den Streikenden bei Neupack! (Syndikalismus) und 1. Streiktag bei Firma Neupack HH-Stellingen und Rotenburg (Wümme) (LabourNet)

* Aris Chatzistefanou: Golden Dawn has infiltrated Greek police, claims officer (Guardian)

* Hotel am Kalkberg in Bad Segeberg geräumt und abgerissen

* Musik:

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