Fackförening i England kräver möte med Berns ägare
David O Conell, facklig företrädare för IWW i England har varit i Stockholm och närvarat vid flera blockader av Berns. Han deltog också i SAC:s internationella möte den elfte juni. IWW förbereder sig nu på en sympatikonflikt med SAC riktad mot Berns ägare, London Regional Properties. Fackförbundet har kallat företaget till möte.
"16 June 2010
Dear Mr Cole,
Ref. SAC union campaign regarding Berns Salonger, Sweden
Further to your telephone conversation on Friday 11th June 2010 with Mr Stuart Melvin from the IWW trade union, I am writing to formally request a meeting between representatives of London and Regional Properties and of ourselves, the IWW trade union.
This meeting is regarding the request for international support we (and others) have received from the Swedish trade union SAC for their current dispute with Berns Salonger over treatment of cleaners. As any such international support is sure to take the form of a campaign against London Regional, we would like an opportunity to discuss this with you and see if such action can be avoided.
As I am sure you are aware there has been an upsurge over the last few years in campaigns surrounding the treatment of cleaners working for multinational companies in London and elsewhere. These campaigns have involved trade unions including the IWW, community and faith groups and political organisations and have resulted in many improvements for cleaners, most recently in the trade union campaign at the United Bank of Switzerland.
I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience,
SE England Regional Organiser