Global Month of Solidarity: Picket at Lidl store in Freiburg
As an act of solidarity with the fighting garment workers at Dragon Sweater in Dhaka members of the anarcho-syndicalist Free Workers’ Union (FAU) Freiburg, feminist organisations and socialist party „Die Linke” rallied in front of a New Yorker store in the city center of Freiburg on July 18th. They were one of the first to do so.
Since not only New Yorker (a clothes retailer with its headquarter in Braunschweig, Germany) but also Lidl (a major grocery store chain also selling some clothes) placed orders in huge numbers with Dragon Sweater at least until the year 2019, the same alliance pickets in front of Lidl in Freiburg today, Sept. 12th, 2020.
They also spoke to the sales manager of the store, passed him a letter and contact details of the GWTUC and demanded that Lidl publicly states to blacklist the Dragon Group as long as wages and compensations are not paid.