Socialist Worker

Solidarity with Sotheby’s 2

by Lewis Nielsen
Issue No. 2467

Marching round Sothebys

Marching round Sotheby's (Pic: Lewis Nielsen)

Around 70 people demonstrated last Saturday against the victimisation of trade unionists working at Sotheby’s auction house.

Sotheby’s originally suspended four cleaners and porters for taking part in a protest for sick pay and against victimisation. 

Regular protests have forced Sotheby’s to reinstate two of them, but Percy and Barbara are still fighting for reinstatement. 

Sotheby’s have accused them of “inciting violence” due to the weekly protests outside the auction house near Oxford Street in central London.

Candy Udwin and Alan Brown, two trade unionists who have also been victimised in their workplaces, joined the demo in solidarity.


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Tue 18 Aug 2015, 17:31 BST
Issue No. 2467
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