Poland - Polish leaflets in Stockholm store - January 6, 2010

The Solidarność union stepped up its fight for a collective agreement with Solid Security in Warsaw, by leafletting on the issues affecting Polish security workers at IKEA’s worldwide flagship store in Stockholm. IKEA is Solid’s leading client in the Warsaw market. With help from the Swedish Transport Workers Union and other affiliates of the UNI Global Union, Solidarność also ran an advertisement in a leading Swedish daily newspaper, the Svenska Dagbladet, highlighting the key issues in this ongoing dispute: failure to pay into the Social Fund, which provides healthcare and leave benefits to the children of security workers, and discrimination against workers for union activity. “This action was a great example of international union solidarity,” said Alice Dale, head of UNI Property Services.

English: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/Apps/iportal.nsf/pages/sec_20081016_gbg7En

 

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