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Prisme occupation still going strong

by Euan Dargie
Issue No. 2148

The 12 workers at Prisme Packaging in Dundee, who are now into their 7th week of occupation, have been hit twice by the economic crisis.

The workers occupied when they were made redundant and told they weren’t getting a penny.

They now plan to set up a co-operative to run the company.

But now the publicly-owned banks have delayed this by sending the business plan for this co-op to specialist accountants to further scrutinise.

Workers were given a boost when the owners of the site, Granite Edge Property Developers, cancelled an eviction order that was granted on Friday of last week.

This gives the workers more time to find finance to set up the co-op.

A Visteon worker from Belfast and parents from Glasgow, who have been occupying against the closure of primary schools, visited the Prisme workers on Tuesday.

David Taylor from Prisme said he had conversations with the parents throughout their occupations.

David said, “I’ve never heard of school occupations before.

“It was great that parents were willing to take a stand for their kids.”

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Tue 21 Apr 2009, 18:29 BST
Issue No. 2148
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