From Swindon and Bristol: Solidaridad con la CNT
A fourth International Day of Action saw members of the Solidarity Federation take to the streets of Bristol and Swindon in support of a Spanish worker sacked for organising a union branch in his workplace. The worker, a member of the anarcho-syndicalist CNT union was fired during a campaign by his colleagues for decent contracts and against illegal outsourcing by ISBAN, a subsidiary of Santander. Solidarity actions took place in 13 countries around the world.
Our Saturday 7th pickets saw 2 actions, one in Bristol, one in Swindon, in which nearly 1000 leaflets were distributed to supportive Santander staff and members of the public, as well as the front of Swindon Santander getting littered with stickers and posters demanding an end to union busting. The actions felt successful, and SolFed members and supporters in the South-West are ready to take further action until ISBAN/Santander reinstate the sacked organiser, and all staff receive decent, direct contracts.