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Light shining through Prisme

Issue No. 2147

Workers at the Prisme packaging plant in Dundee entered their seventh week of occupation on Wednesday.

They took over the plant after being sacked at a few hours notice without any of the money owed to them.

The company ceased trading and told them it had no money for redundancy pay.

Trade unionists across Scotland have been inspired by their fight and solidarity is continuing to come in.

Workers at the Glacier factory in Glasgow, who successfully occupied for two months in 1996 after bosses tried to change their contracts, sent the Prisme occupation £100 last week.

Prisme is a small factory with just 12 workers – but it has shown that people can stand up and fight the impact of the recession.

The Prisme workers have made links with other groups of workers who have also occupied their factories.

Send messages of support to prismeworkerssolidarity@googlemail.com

Donations can be made out to “TUC Lobby Fund” and sent c/o Mike Arnott, Dundee TUC, 141 Yarrow Terr, Menzieshill, Dundee, DD2 4DY


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Tue 14 Apr 2009, 18:56 BST
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