Tysk fackförening kontaktar Berns ägare

Berns ägare London Regional har verksamhet i många länder. Denna vecka har den tyska fackföreningen FAU kontaktat London Regional och begärt ett möte angående konflikten i Stockholm.

Brevet från FAU till London Regional:

Labour struggle at Berns Salonger in Stockholm, Sweden.

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to you in the name of the Free Workers' Union (Freie ArbeiterInnen-Union; FAU) Berlin.For quite some time, we have been following the conflict between the Swedish union SAC and the BernsSalonger in Stockholm, which is part of your portfolio. The SAC has been standing up for the legitimate rights of the cleaning personnel there and has been victim to various anti-union activities perpetrated by Berns and the hotel and restaurant association SHR.As a union with a high regard for international solidarity, we cannot accept this. For this reason, we arecurrently considering our options to support the SAC here in Germany. It is likely that these will involve London Regional Properties because of your properties in Germany and your connection to Berns.Before we take any action, we would like to give you the opportunity to explain your position vis-à-visthis conflict and what step you will take to help bring an end to the disastrous situation at Berns. We hope it will be possible to avoid a public campaign involving London Regional Properties in Germany.Please bear in mind that the FAU has weighed in on many international labour struggles in recent years,which have ended successfully for unions in different countries.We are very eager to hear your response.

Yours truly,

Florian Wegener.

Secretary of the FAU Berlin