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.
The struggle of workers at Dragon Sweater factory reached Freiburg (Germany). This report was submitted July 18th, 2020.
Solidarity Action with Dragon Sweater Workers in Freiburg (Germany)
Around 20 people gathered in Freiburg (Germany) for a solidarity action with the struggle of garment workers of dragon sweater factory in Dhaka. The protest took place in front of a „New Yorker” store, which sell the clothes produced by dragon sweater. Members of anarcho-syndicalist union FAU, feminist organisations and socialist party „Die Linke” demanded the management of New Yorker to force their buisnesspartner dragon sweater to pay & rehire the workers, and also to respect the right to unionize.
Long live international solidarity of the working class!