Global Month of Solidarity: Rally in Hamburg at Mercado (NewYorker)
On July 3rd comrades of the Free Workers’ Union (FAU) Hamburg rallied in front of the New Yorker store in the city center for the first time. For the second rally on August 15th, a local alliance was formed consisting of FAU Hamburg, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Hamburg, the Libertarians H-Burg as well as some individual comrades. This one took place in front of a Lidl store in Harburg (Hamburg). And today a third picket took place. This time in front of the shopping center Mercado in Altona (Hamburg). Inside is another New Yorker store.
Music as well as audio messages were played. Hundreds of leaflets distributed. This time passers-by had the opportunity to deliver a message directly to the textiles workers still struggling for their full wages as well as compensation payments at Dragon Sweater. A small mobile screen was build, which displayed “From Hamburg to Dhaka: In Solidarity with the Workers at Dragon Sweater! #UnitedAgainstTheDragon” in Bangla. People were able to write down their personal message and pictures were taken with those messages in front of the mobile screen.
Also a pamphlet was once again handed over to the store management asking them to forward the information on the rally to their headquarters in Braunschweig.
All in all a successful action which generated more publicity on the struggle of the textile workers at Dragon Sweater to the disadvantage of NewYorker (and Lidl).