The Byron Burgers chain called dozens of their London staff to a ‘health and safety’ briefing. Instead of facing a mundane meeting, immigration officers burst into the room detaining everyone present for hours, and deporting 35 people.
After the story broke in Spanish language newspaper El Iberico a number of groups and unions including Byron workers have called for action against Byron, with hundreds taking part across the country. These workers had been at Byron for up to 4 years, helping to earn millions in profits for the investment fund owners and their offshore companies. These same owners were quick to jump at the chance to throw them under the bus to save their own skins, ruining peoples lives to avoid a fine.
We need to stand together with ALL workers, no matter where they are from. This is how we improve the lives of ordinary people, by fighting back against the corporate owners who drive down wages, dodge taxes and rip us off daily.
Meet: Outside Bristol Museum 6.45pm on Saturday 6th
Demo: From 7pm outside Byron Burgers, 62 Queens Road on the Triangle
Bring: Placards, Banners, Friends, Flags, Noise!
Who:Workers, Unemployed, Retired, Migrants & Mischievous types all very very welcome
Facebook Event & Alt Bristol Listing
Jointly called by Bristol Anarchist Federation & Solidarity Federation
Looks like a disgruntled employee or internet hacktivist is having some fun with the official Byron Burgers Bristol Facebook page…
Some spoilsport has deleted the page entirely, well it was fun while it lasted. Also now if you Facebook ‘Byron Burgers Bristol’ you end up with the page for their nearby competing burger outlet YoYo. Hah.