The struggle of garment workers at Dragon Sweater (Dhaka, Bangladesh) for full wages and serverance pay continues. So do solidarity activities at brands that profited from the exploitation of exactly those workers.
In the focus is also the brand New Yorker. Until 2019 they profited from the workers at Dragon Sweater. Therefore people rallied in front of a New Yorker store in Hamburg for the third time already (1, 2).
The store management was not amused and confirmed to inform the headquater in Braunschweig (Germany).
In the context of the Global Month of Solidarity with Garment Workers at Dragon Sweater in Dhaka, Bangladesh a local alliance consisting of the Free Workers’ Union (FAU) Hamburg, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Hamburg, the Libertarians H-Burg as well as individual comrades recorded this video message:
On August 15th a local alliance consisting of the Free Workers’ Union (FAU) Hamburg, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Hamburg as well as the Libertäre H-Burg and individual comrades held a rally in front of a Lidl store in Harburg, a district in the south of Hamburg to kick off the Global Month of Solidarity.
All 400 leaflets were distributed. One with contact details of the GWTUC was handed over to the Lidl store management. The manager confirmed to forward the information to the Lidl headquarter. We look forward to Lidl Germany getting in touch with GWTUC in Dhaka and blacklisting factories belonging to the Dragon Group!
Speeches were held, the audio messages of the GWTUC as well as the IWW Ireland were played. The public was generally welcoming our input.
Another rally is being planned for August 29th in front of a New Yorker store in Altona (another district of Hamburg).
August 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm UTC+2
To organize activities in context of the Global Month of Solidarity with the Garment Workers at Dragon Sweater in Dhaka (Bangladesh), a local alliance was formed in Hamburg. It’s formed by the Free Workers’ Union (FAU) Hamburg, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Hamburg and the Libertarians Harburg.
A rally will be held at a Lidl store in Harburg (southern district of Hamburg) on August 15th. Another rally is being prepared for August 29th at a New Yorker store.