Support the 13th Note Workers Co-Operative!

by 13th Note Workers in Glasgow, Glasgow City, United Kingdom

Support the 13th Note Workers Co-Operative!

Total raised £12,835

raised so far

451

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To support the former workers of the 13th Note to take the venue back under workers control via a workers cooperative and to refurbish.

by 13th Note Workers in Glasgow, Glasgow City, United Kingdom

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This will be used to refurbish the venue to the standard needed for unionised workers and a discerning customer base. 


We are Unite members at the 13th Note, Glasgow. Our union represents 95% of the workforce and submitted a collective grievance in February citing appalling issues with health and safety, poverty pay, and work insecurity.


After months of fruitless negotiations and exhausting all options, we voted unanimously for strike action.  

We struck for fair pay, fair contracts, a safer workplace and trade union recognition that would allow us to concretise the improvements we were achieving.  Jacqueline Fennessey, the owner of the 13th Note, the Left Bank and the Bungo, refused to meet us on these very reasonable demands, instead opting to embark on a campaign of trade union victimisation.

In spite of the overwhelming collective voice of our members, the owner has seen fit to liquidate the venue with immediate effect (19/07), 2 hours before a scheduled ACAS meeting with our representativesleaving our members jobless during a cost-of-living-crisis.

9 months later, we won a tribunal claim which found that the former employer had failed to consult workers on their redundancy and awarded maximum compensation.

We now have a serious chance of reopening the venue under workers control but we need your help to make this a success! 

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