|Teamster Keith Austin in Sweden.|
They came armed with a report that describes how far IKEA departed from its original Swedish values. The company locked out more than 300 workers at its Richmond store without pay for more than six months. Now IKEA is trying to smear them because they exercised their legal right to vote down IKEA’s demand they accept a discriminatory two-tiered wage system and cut-off of health care benefits.
The report calls on IKEA to end its lockout and end its use of anti-union lawyers at the bargaining table.
The media coverage is all in Swedish, naturally, but we have a translation of one item from TT News, which reports:
Employees at an Ikea store in Vancouver has been without a job and salary for seven months.The delegation to Sweden included:
Follow their struggle at the ikeahurtsfamilies.org website.