All of Primark’s eight stores in the North will be picketed on both the Friday and Saturday. The Irish Republican Socialist Party unconditionally supports the striking Primark workers.
The Primark workers modest demands for a half decent living wage in order to make ends meet are in stark contrast to today’s news that the cabal of privileged professional politicians at the Stormont mini-parliament have effectively just awarded themselves an 11% pay rise of:£5000 per annum. So much for an Ireland of equals!
Over a century ago the ideological founder of the Irish Republican Socialist tradition, James Connolly, stood uncompromisingly on the side of the low-paid workers of Belfast, championing their right to organise against exploitation by Capitalist parasites and withdraw their labour. In 2012, the Irish Republican Socialist Party’s position is exactly the same and continues in that tradition of unconditional support for workers engaged in the most fundamental act of class struggle. We owe our allegiance to the working-class!
Support the Primark workers!