Her Name is Emily

 

she worked in Pret A Manger as an Assistant Manager of the Kitchen (AMK).

She died by suicide.

 

 

“Exploitative employers, We are coming for you”

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Quote of the Day:

“Our message to exploitative employers is, that we are coming for you!”

John McDonnell

London’s Leicester Square 04.10.2018

Spoonstrike

BFAWU

A Message To Chains

For my people in the shops and on the streets, being loud and clear to say that we care for more than just peanuts and we deserve better than the disrespect we encounter for too long…

I miss my colleagues, working with them shoulder to shoulder, so I march with them shoulder to shoulder…. This is for them… more to come ………

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A Message to Chains

One of those mornings

when I enter the shop

waiting for my colleagues to arrive

I am extremely down that day

but I keep going

Setting up the coffee machine

putting the frozen croissants into the oven

answering the phone to a colleague calling sick

putting down the phone

picking up my heart

I keep going

My team’s starting to trickle in

one by one, tired but Pret A Faire

I’m glad to see them

we all disperse to our jobs

and later the boss arrives

but I keep going

Noon-time

I want to press the snooze button

No! I want to smash it!

So exhausted!

Rude and ungrateful customers

boss having a go at us

colleagues fatigued

but I keep going

Hours missing from my pay

getting told off for nothing

rota changed without notice

and I keep going

Made a mistake

nothing much

but a catastrophe for my boss

so I keep crawling

Feeling low after life’s blow

going to work without pay

without help, with no meaning…

being bullied…

I keep going

and I strike

I strike

I strike

I strike back!

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Fast-food Workers Strike, Leicester Square, London, nationwide and in other countries 4th October 2018.

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