IWW Dorset are outraged that a store that promotes itself as an “ethical employer” is prepared to put fellow workers jobs at risk, as well as paying the workfare participant less than minimum wage.
We demand that Co-operative put an immediate end to this exploitative practice and offer the workfare participant a contract of employment and treat them as an equal team member.
As such we are proposing a rolling picket to inform customers of the situation and allow them to make up their own minds what action they are prepared to take if any.
We are therefore looking for volunteers to man the picket, handing out leaflets at convenient times between 7am and 11pm ongoing as and when people are available.
The picket will operate at any times when we can get 3 or more people to man it.
Leaflets and guidance will be provided for all volunteers.
If you want to help with this action please be in touch, in the first instance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with any availability. Someone will then be in contact with you with further details and rota slots will be prepared.
Solidarity – See you on the streets!