Argos workers to strike again

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Argos workers throughout the 26 counties are holding another one-day strike on the 18th December. No workers, no profits

Argos workers throughout the 26 counties are holding another one-day strike on the 18th December. Workers took strike action on the 1 December and how did management react? They flew in scab labour from England and Wales to break the strike.

"Pickets were placed at the 18 Argos stores around the country in a one day work stoppage as part of a campaign for better pay. The second strike is on Tuesday 18th December. Stores in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny, Athlone and Drogheda are among those being picketed".

"Pickets were placed at the 18 Argos stores around the country in a one day work stoppage as part of a campaign for better pay. The second strike is on Tuesday 18th December. Stores in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny, Athlone and Drogheda are among those being picketed".

Mandate (the main trade union for shop & bar workers) is seeking a 10% pay rise for workers, two-thirds are earning just over €9.00 an hour. In 2006, Argos announced that they made profits of €8.1 billion, profits are also up by 50% for the first half of 2007.

Yet management won't accept the demand for a meagre 10% pay increase. More profits and bubbly for them at the shareholders' Xmas party!!

Show your solidarity:
Visit your local picket and let them know you support them. It is important that they know there are plenty of us who think they are right to fight for better pay.

Send some Xmas misery to a genuine Scrooge by emailing Argos Chief Executive Terry Duddy at
corporate.responsibility@homeretailgroup.com

And ask Terry whether he still plans to fly over scab labour from Argos stores in England and Wales? Let him know what we think of strikebreakers.

Pic: libcom.org

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