Clarks #EndAndRehire

IG post:

Relevant articles/sources:

Industrial action begins at Clarks – Community Trade Union (community-tu.org)

UK: Over 100 Clarks warehouse workers strike over ‘fire and rehire tactics’ – Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (business-humanrights.org)

You’re betraying your Quaker roots: fury at Clarks’ ‘fire and rehire’ plan | Industrial action | The Guardian

Somerset: Clarks staff march in protest at ‘fire-and-rehire’ policy – BBC News

Petition:

Clarks – end fire and rehire | Megaphone UK

Sample IG comments/tweets:

[email protected], stop betraying your workers, end the ‘fire and rehire’ tactics now! #EndFireAndRehire

Your workers are the very reason your business kept going during the pandemic and this is how you repay them @clarksshoes!? #EndFireAndRehire

Stop throwing your workers under the bus for profit and scrap the new contracts @clarksshoes! #EndFireAndRehire

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Quotes from workers

“I’ve been off with depression because it affected me.  I collapsed one morning going to work [and] cracked my head open. That’s how it’s affecting me. It’s affecting everyone.” Francis Foley, Somerset: Clarks staff march in protest at ‘fire-and-rehire’ policy – BBC News

“It will mean a complete change in lifestyle for most people that we can’t afford,. Most of us live pay cheque to pay cheque. I run the real risk of not having a flat [and] if that is the case then I don’t get to see my kids.” Trevor Stephens, Somerset: Clarks staff march in protest at ‘fire-and-rehire’ policy – BBC News

“The Clark brothers were ahead of their time in looking after their staff. They built houses, schools and even a swimming pool here in Street. But [Clarks] are bullying us into accepting lower wages. It is destroying lives. It destroying families.” Trevor Stephens, You’re betraying your Quaker roots: fury at Clarks’ ‘fire and rehire’ plan | Industrial action | The Guardian

“I need a two-bedroom place for my kids to come to visit. They won’t be able to stay over if I haven’t got the space,. There is a real possibility I might be losing my job, my house, and my kids.” Trevor Stephens, You’re betraying your Quaker roots: fury at Clarks’ ‘fire and rehire’ plan | Industrial action | The Guardian

“I hadn’t had a day’s sick leave in 34 years until I collapsed and cracked my head open at work. I’ve been signed off for five weeks with work-related stress,” he said. “It all got too much with me and I’m still struggling now.” Francis Foley, You’re betraying your Quaker roots: fury at Clarks’ ‘fire and rehire’ plan | Industrial action | The Guardian

“Clarks has betrayed the town. They have betrayed people who have worked for them for years,”  Francis Foley You’re betraying your Quaker roots: fury at Clarks’ ‘fire and rehire’ plan | Industrial action | The Guardian

 

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