Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Fwd: A call for help - from my own backyard(and Ours, now, more than ever,the Workers of the World)

I am forwarding this message to readers of PA Online. On May Day I was
involved in a similiar struggle on the part of unionized health care
workers at a lage senior citizens home here in New Jersey, which
remains one of the strongest labor states in the United States. This
should show everyone that the struggle we are engaged in to both
advance workers rights and protect existing workers rights is
genuinely international and requires international solidarity.
Norman Markowitz

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Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 02:26:01 -0400
From: Eric Lee <>
Reply-To: Eric Lee <>
Subject: A call for help - from my own backyard

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This week's message is going to be very brief and to the point.

Workers employed in care homes in north London (UK) have been told by
their employer -- a private company called Fremantle -- that their wages
are being cut by 30%, their hours are being increased, their sick pay will
be a thing of the past, and their pensions are being reduced.

Their union, Unison, is calling for an
international campaign of support for those workers.

I actually live in north London, so this campaign is taking place in my
own neighborhood.

If you live in the UK, you should be concerned that privatized care homes
are treating their workers this way. If you live anywhere in the world and
work in the public sector, you should be concerned because this could
happen to you next.

It will take you only a few seconds to fill in your name and email address
and to send a strong message to the chief executive of Fremantle. If we
all take the time to do this, we can flood her inbox today with thousands
of messages from all over the world -- and we can turn this around.

I know that I can count on you.

Please visit our
campaign page now. And please do pass this message on. Thanks.

Eric Lee

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