This afternoon five of us picketed Skipton Building society Bournemouth branch in solidarity with Brighton Solidarity Federation’s Housing Union, as part of the continuing campaign to obtain compensation for tenants rendered homeless by Fox & Sons in Brighton Kemptown.
Fox & Sons is part of the Connell’s group which owns dozens of similar companies and reported pre-tax profits of £28.9 million in the first six months of 2018. It’s ultimately owned by the Skipton Building society so the campaign is being escalated to their branches and subsidiaries.
As usual we received support from passers-by, the workers at Skipton’s didn’t actually know the company owned Fox & Sons, they were friendly and even brought us some coffee!
– An injury to one is an injury to all!