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Values, discrimination, the Swedish way: all these ideas are in the mix as stakeholders of IKEA’s treatment of workers express how they feel about IKEA’s plan to break its union in Richmond, BC.
We’ve been writing about this new front line in Canada’s war against workers for months now. But the members of Teamsters Local 213 have been living it.
This is the Christmas season. If you intend to buy anything IKEA-ish in Richmond, Coquitlam, elsewhere in Canada or around the world, spend some time finding another vendor then tweet or Facebook IKEA letting them know you’re part of the boycott because of their horrible labour practices. [UPDATE: they deleted my post on their Facebook page. Did they delete yours too? You may need to post it again. And again, and over and over. Hint hint.]
Now, listen to the stories:
IKEA has locked out 350 workers in Canada without pay for the last 6 months. In November, an International Commission of Inquiry held hearings to investigate. This is a short video of the workers’ testimony.
via “The way that Sweden is run is not how IKEA is run here” – IKEA workers testify about lockout [VIDEO] | IKEA Hurts Families.
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