Stand With Migrant Workers: #ShameOnByron

27 July 2016 - 4:45pm
Event

EVENT DATE: Monday 1 August 2016 – 18:30pm

LOCATION:  Byron Holborn, 114 High Holborn, London WC1V 6JQ, United Kingdom

Last week,a Spanish newspaper reported how the Byron burger chain brought their migrant workers to special 'training' session across 15 Byron restaurants in London. When they arrived, immigration police were waiting for them and a reported 50 were arrested and deported. A further 150 managed to avoid deportation and are in hiding acording to the source. 

Those deported were mostly Latin American workers. It is not clear what kind of shock and hardship their families in London are now experiencing, or whether the workers were paid their wages or any monies owed by the company.Some of the deported workers had worked for Byron for four years. 

War on Want is proud to #StandWithMigrantWorkers.

This protest has been organised by Unite Hotel Workers Branch, United Voices of the World Union, London Latinxs, Black Dissidents, London IWW, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants, South London Solfed, and War On Want. The protest aims to shine a spotlight on this unethical behaviour, deter it from happening anywhere else, and to support workers still working at the restaurants to resist exploitation.

More information and updates are available on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/318098661863389/

#StandWithMigrantWorkers #EndPrecariousContracts

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