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Waterford Crystal Workers Occupy Deloitte head Office in Dublin

category national | worker & community struggles and protests | news report author Wednesday February 04, 2009 19:20author by Paula Geraghtyauthor email mspgeraghty at yahoo dot ieauthor phone 0876101340 Report this post to the editors

Video of occupation

‘The people of Waterford have decided that they’re not serfs.’


Tuesday, 3rd February, 14 workers came up from Waterford Crystal to get a meeting with Deloitte Management, who now are in control of the company. They sacked 600 workers by letter last Friday. Tony Hogan, one of the reps, announced that ‘We won’t be leaving this office for some time.’

One Garda, while trying to negotiate the workers out of the foyer, rather politically said of their tactics ‘it didn’t work for Shell and it won’t work for you’. The same Garda bizarrely accused the reps of 600 sacked workers of not taking part of ‘ giving and taking’. He also said that they couldn’t come in to a workplace without making an appointment. However another Waterford worker pointed out that Deloitte management ‘came into my workplace and sacked me and ruined my life’.

This is the first time that senior management met Waterford Workers that they had sacked by letter.

The video is 6 mins long.

The video is a fantastic account of workers action and democracy, and the art of negotiation.

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They wouldn't even offer us a cup of tea!
They wouldn't even offer us a cup of tea!

Reception staff removed anything that wasn't nailed down, Waterford crystal workers reminded them  that they were not the thieves.
Reception staff removed anything that wasn't nailed down, Waterford crystal workers reminded them that they were not the thieves.

Believe it or not this is from the Deloitte prediction report for 2009!
Believe it or not this is from the Deloitte prediction report for 2009!

Worker's democracy in action
Worker's democracy in action

The workers, United, will never be defeated!
The workers, United, will never be defeated!

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author by Michael - Human Leaguepublication date Wed Feb 04, 2009 19:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Saw your Video and have read your intro .

The Garda who made those ''political remarks '' should be hauled up and taken to task ,report him to the Garda Ombudsman ,but dont hold your breath??
Hope you got his tag and keep it for further reasons to make your point , and thats whats supposed to be protecting the Tax Payer ???

The whole country is watching your present dilemna so keep the cool make your point and then put the boot in , thats the way forward ,its not your fault
of course that the Government ,our employees remember , is full of Morons, more likely the fault of the clowns who voted The Gangsters into office in
the first place , As For Martin ''computer '' Cullen leave him To God , and we will play God At the Next General Election , Or in June 09 .

Good Luck Ladies And Gentlemen of Waterford /Wedgewood .

author by Brian H - Sinn Feinpublication date Wed Feb 04, 2009 23:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Excellent to see that the workers of Waterford will not be thrown out without a fight. We must all stick together in every workplace across this island and challenge the greedy employers and their cronies.

author by Maura Harrington - S2S; Davitt Leaguepublication date Thu Feb 05, 2009 00:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Fair dues to you! It is past time that corporate arrogance was lanced and the subversion of the State by shits in suits was halted.

'It didn't work for Shell' - no it didn't and le cúnamh Dé it won't!

The People united will never be defeated.

Beir bua!

author by neptunepublication date Thu Feb 05, 2009 17:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Keep going strong.
You have the solidarity of more then you think.

author by francis hughespublication date Thu Feb 05, 2009 21:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

fair play lads. yis acted very reasonable in that video, an example to all protesters, calm but very firm. keep up the pressure and best of luck

author by Starstruck - WSM (Pers Cap)publication date Thu Feb 05, 2009 22:28author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Nice video well conducted protest--
What is the current situ in waterford with the occupation?
Very difficult to get any info,rte have completely dropped it of course

author by DonalÓF- WSM/nuim FEE (both pers cap)publication date Fri Feb 06, 2009 19:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

was speaking to two Waterford workers involved in the occupation at the start of the anti fees march, they're dedicated to this struggle and as long as theres a feeling for it among the workers it'll go on. We're all behind you, at the minute its inspirational to see somebody standing up, when everyone has been kicked down. its our duty to not alone support, but raise awareness of the occupation. As our posters on campus have read 'Fianna Fail bankrupt the nation, we support the occupation!'

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