Eighth demonstration a great success
New media coverage
£180 in donations since August
On 27th August we held the first in another series of demonstrations, in response to management breaking their word to negotiate over the summer. We were very pleased to see a large turnout of demonstrators outside Friends House. In particular, we really appreciate the solidarity shown to us by our fellow workers from the IWGB, the United Voices of the World, UNISON and UCU, whose members came to support our action. Please contact us if you are interested in taking a solidarity motion to your union branch.
The response from passers by was also fantastic. Everyone we talked to was supportive and many potential Friends House customers decided to take their business elsewhere, shocked at what had happened. Some people even went in to Friends House to explain to staff and customers why they weren’t going to shop there!
You can read more about the demonstration in the Camden New Journal.
Lastly, we’re overjoyed that since relaunching the campaign we’ve had £180 in contributions to the campaign fund, along with more signatures on the petition. Thank you to everyone who has donated and signed!
We will be released the details of our next action soon; until then, keep signing and sharing!