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    Default Support the Laura Ashley strikers

    Despite pre-tax profits of £10.5 million in the first half of this year the bosses of the Laura Ashley outlet on Grafton Street abruptly told its 22 predominantly female employees late last month the the shop would be closing because they managed to sell the leasehold on the property to Disney for a lucrative price. The workers were initially given the impression that they would be successfully redeployed within the chain of stores.

    Disregarding the loyal service of its staff, many having worked there for over ten years, the employers then disgracefully offered the statutory minimum of 2 weeks pay per years service of which the company can claim 60% back from the Department of Enterprise Trade and Innovation.

    Socialist Party MEP Joe Higgins visited the picket line to offer his support to the strikers.

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    What has the gender of the workers got to do with anything ?

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    They'll get 196 euro dole per week so they won't starve.
    Joe can feck off back to Brussels
    Or does he want to go on the dole in solidarity with the workers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    What has the gender of the workers got to do with anything ?
    Women workers are more exploited than men and are perceived by an employer to be a 'soft touch' when it comes to dumping them on the dole.

    Now do you actually have anything constructive to say about the treatment of these workers - or are you simply interested in trolling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by niropiro View Post
    They'll get 196 euro dole per week so they won't starve.
    Brilliant - and a highly profitable company are allowed to dump workers on the dole (which tax-payers have to fund) - simply to increase their 'profit margins'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by making waves View Post
    Women workers are more exploited than men and are perceived by an employer to be a 'soft touch' when it comes to dumping them on the dole.

    Now do you actually have anything constructive to say about the treatment of these workers - or are you simply interested in trolling?
    Since when is exposing sexism trolling ?

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    Is this a free country?
    Are the company somehow obliged to continue doing business?
    If its that lucrative, perhaps jow higgins would be interested in employing them in a franchise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    Since when is exposing sexism trolling ?
    You dont appear to be on message.

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    News at 10: Company obeys law.

    Is Joe offering legislative suggestions or is he just having a moan?
    I'm living in America, and in America, you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business. Now f***ing pay me.

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    If the parasites are going to continue attacking with such light regard for the existences of their employees than they have no right to come out with these annoying "we are all in it together speeches" and continously play on the niavely good hearted nature of the Irish working class.

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