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dublin | worker & community struggles and protests | news report Wednesday May 28, 2014 13:13 by Andrew - WSM
The Herald contains a bizarre full page whinge from the owner of the Paris Bakery about how the publicity their failure to pay their workers received has 'destroyed my life.' It's heartening as the occupation enters its 6th day to see that both Yannick Forel and Ruth Savill have come under enough pressure from the workers to feel the need to make public statements. But they need to meet with the workers and make arrangements to pay the estimated 130,000 in wages owed.
While they might well feel that the publicity around their failure to pay the wages is hard on them how much harder is it on their workers who have found themselves owed months of wages and have now had to sleep on the bakery floor for 5 nights. Workers who in some cases have been made homeless by this failure to pay wages owed. Until they pay those wages they should expect to be under pressure and for that pressure to increase.