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Prisme occupation ends with jobs saved

by Euan Dargie
Issue No. 2148

John McGowan from Visteon with a couple of the Prisme workers before the occupation ended

John McGowan from Visteon with a couple of the Prisme workers before the occupation ended


Workers at Prisme Packaging in Dundee declared victory as they ended their 51-day occupation on Friday.

A new company Discovery Packaging and Design Ltd is to be launched on May Day. This will run the factory and save the jobs. It will be owned and run by the workers.

The workers issued a statement saying:

“This victory would not have been possible if it had not been for the support we have had from the general public, trade unionists, socialists and many others. This support and solidarity has been overwhelming and has helped give us the energy and determination to carry on for more than seven weeks.

“We said at the beginning of this that we were little people who had refused to be little any more. We are proud of what we have achieved and our dignity is intact. We showed we would not be walked over by an uncaring employer.”

The workers were greeted as they came out by jubilant friends, family and supporters.

Prisme, has shown that workers and communities can still fight for their rights during a major crisis – along with the workers at Visteon and the parents from the Glasgow Schools Campaign,.

Workers at Prisme end their occupation

Workers at Prisme end their occupation



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Sat 25 Apr 2009, 11:29 BST
Issue No. 2148
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