National demo against Philip Green’s TopShop, 14th May


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The UVW – a new kind of guerrilla fighting union… While the trade union behemoths spend their time passing motions – ahem – and flogging porcelain figurines to their members, another kind of union altogether has been emerging on the streets of London. While Len McCluskey has been promising an autumn /winter/ spring/ summer of discontent – without delivering even a week – for the past decade the UVW has been delivering discontent by the bucketload on the streets and inside the bosses businesses…

The UVW – a new kind of guerrilla fighting union

Sat 5pm 14 May 2016 – Every TopShop nationwide but main demo at the flagship store in Oxford Street, London

While the trade union behemoths spend their time passing motions – ahem – and flogging porcelain figurines to their members, another kind of union altogether has been emerging on the streets of London. While Len McCluskey has been promising an autumn /winter/ spring/ summer of discontent – without delivering even a week – for the past decade the UVW has been delivering discontent by the bucketload on the streets and inside the bosses businesses.

Fearless, lively, musical. Video sussed. Not scared to ask for help from ‘outsiders; their actions have caught the imagination of many and brought successes like Sothebys in quickfire time.

On May 14th they take on Sir Phillip Green and his TOPSHOP empire. Other low paid workers are rallying to their cause – the bakers union, fast food workers are coming to Oxford street – like a mini-general strike of the low paid.

Two weeks ago the Met turned out twice the number for the small UVW picket than they did for the anti-austerity march nearby. No doubt they will again on the 14th at 5pm. All the more reason to support them comrades.

EVERYBODY OUT!

It is confirmed that Loughborough will also be the site of a solidarity demo with the Topshop 2 on 14th May. There are now 10 cities set to simultaneously vent their rage against TopShop and Philip Green on 14th May: London, Cambridge, Norwich, Norfolk, Liverpool, Loughborough, Sheffield, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Sat 5pm 14 May 2016 – Every Topshop nationwide but main demo at the flagship store in Oxford Street, London


Call out from the United Voices of the World (UVW) union

Call out from the United Voices of the World (UVW) union for a national demo against Philip Green’s Topshop on 14th May in solidarity with victimised workers demanding the living wage. https://www.facebook.com/events/1322096334470799/

Join us for a national demo against billionaire-baron-playboy-parasite-Philip-Green. He has gone too far this time. We must hold him, by holding his flagship brand Topshop, to account.

Topshop/Philip Green has already been caught:

1) using sweatshops abroad and in the UK;
2) using unpaid interns;
3) avoiding tax to to the tune of £300 million;
4) fetishising domestic violence;
5) using size triple zero mannequins thus idealising dangerously thin bodies;
6) hiring union busting contractors such as Britannia Services Group that victimise workers who are active and effective trade unionists;
7) paying poverty wages.

Two Topshop cleaners have also just been suspended and subjected to gross acts of bullying and victimisation for having merely joined a union, UVW, and led the campaign for a living wage.

To top it off Philip Green has just made £600 million on the back of robbing 20,000 BHS workers of their pensions, and making 11,000 workers redundant.

Here are some videos of the last protests UVW have held at Topshop:

Topshop is Philip Green’s flagship brand. His baby, if you will. Let’s let him know what we think about his bullying, thieving, exploiting, victimsing ways by taking Topshop on!


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