Socialist Worker

Support grows for Prisme occupation

by Chris Bambery
Issue No. 2141

Workers occupying the Prisme plant in Dundee following its abrupt closure, received a massive boost on Saturday as support flooded in.

Two workers from the occupation were invited to a Communication Workers Union (CWU) protest meeting against privatisation at the Scottish Labour Party conference. some £350 was collected after one spoke and CWU members were set to visit the plant.

The occupying workers’ Saturday began with a visit by group of Aberdeen University students, on route to a conference in Edinburgh.

One of the students, Satu, said, “It was nice to see so much support, with lots of texts coming in.” The students brought £25 which they had collected on campus.

Delegations from across Scotland have visited the occupation to bring support. Two Glasgow council workers sat in the plant chatting over tea. One told Socialist Worker, “It’s absolutely fantastic that they refused to just walk away. One worker had been there 14 years and is being offered nothing. They are positive things will be sorted out.”

In Dundee city centre Jim, a member of the Unite union, was helping collect signatures and donations in support. He reported “solid” support across the city.

The president of Dundee University Islamic society was part of a delegation from the college who brought a collection. As a consequence the city’s central mosque has offered to provide food for the occupation.

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