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04-07-2013

'Are you Sick of your Boss?' - Week of Action (8-13 July)

The profit-hungry, super-exploitative companies who employ the nation's 'precariat' will be targeted by young workers and campaigners in a national week of action from 8 to 13 July

The profit-hungry, super-exploitative companies who employ the nation's 'precariat' will be targeted by young workers and campaigners in a national week of action from 8 to 13 July.

The events, planned all over the country, are part of an initiative demanding an end to the insecurity, low pay and bullying that are a daily experience for millions of workers in Britain - especially the young.

Street meetings, stalls, rallies and protests are planned, and the campaign aims to help young people get organised inside their workplaces as well, through joining and being involved in trade unions.

Actions will focus on targeting Primark stores in particular - a company whose bloody desire for cheap labour, and contempt for the lives of workers, was made shockingly clear by the horrendous collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh.

In Britain, improvements won by the labour movement in the past mean workers have some protection from these hellish conditions.

But the continual assault on workers' rights, made by the government at the behest of companies like Primark, shows that we need to fight back.

Some examples of plans for the  'Are you Sick of your Boss? week of action:


  • In Tower Hamlets, east London, where there is a large Bangladeshi community, 'Are you Sick of your Boss?' is holding a meeting on 11 July about the Bangladesh garment factory disaster - (check out the details ../?p=727 )

  • A call centre worker has pledged to talk to three workmates during the week of action about joining a trade union

  • In Leeds, Youth Fight for Jobs activists will be spending the week of action building for a rally the following Saturday (20 July) - (check out the details ../?p=727 )


Check out ../?p=727 for everything that's happening in the Week of Action. If you event isn't on there email youthfightforjobs@gmail.com OR text your name & postcode to 07749 379 010 to get involved