|The Cumberland Avenue site|
The mainly Gujerati, Sri Lankan and Goan work force, many of whom are women who have worked at the plants for many years, only earn around the minimum wage.
Bakkovar is a major employer in the area working from three sites, plus a warehouse and employ almost 4,000 workers. They make houmous and ready meals for the major supermarkets.
In the tradition of the Grunwick strikers this is an important struggle for migrant and female workers. The workers are unsure of their next steps and will be encouraged to vote for industrial action if local trade unionists and activists boost their confidence, telling them, 'You can do this!' Please support them if you can.
Their union, the GMB say:
A fight here would send an important signal to all the
low-waged migrant workers in London!
Enough of poverty wages!
Show your support and solidarity at these events:
FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 3.15pm - 5.15pm (shift leaves 3.30pm and 5pm)
BAKKAVOR, 40 CUMBERLAND AVENUE, NW10 7RQ
MONDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 2.15pm-5pm
BAKKAVOR, 304-306 ELVEDEN PLACE, NW10 7SY
WEDNESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 4.15pm-5.15pm
BAKKAVOR 269 ABBEYDALE ROAD, HA0 1T