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waterford | worker & community struggles and protests | feature Friday January 30, 2009 23:48 by Joe Carolan - Socialist Aotearoa solidarityjoe at yahoo dot com 0064211861450
Following the successful factory occupation of Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago, the workers of Waterford Glass now show the way to fight redundancies and lay offs. In a year where it is estimated that up to 50 million workers are due to lose their jobs, and banks continue to be propped up with billions of dollars and euro, we need to demand that companies are nationalised and jobs defended.
The Direct Action by the Waterford Workers now puts it up to the Irish government- who is more important, workers and their families or the tiny financial elite of the banks?
Nationalise the Glass, and let the workers run the factory. They'd do a better job of it.