Our dispute with Ephesus has come to an end with a victory; the worker has been paid all that was owed.
Solidarity from many people has been the key to attaining this result.
From the outset the worker, who is also involved in the Spanish Marea Granate movement, wanted to find a way to collectivise the dispute and try to improve the conditions for their fellow workmates even though they were leaving. As the notice period finished, the worker asked for all their holiday pay and if they were going to receive the money owed for minimum wage. All they were offered was a measly £150. Management hoped this would keep the worker quiet.
We delivered the demand letter as a group, including the worker. We were received with smiles and “yes yes yes.” We left and awaited their response; we gave them a week before the deadline was up.