As part of an international week of action, workers took to the streets in Ireland, the UK and Belgium last week to inform the public of concerns about Aramark’s poor treatment of workers, communities and clients.
Over the course of the week, workers in the three countries were joined by Jack Rushton, an Aramark employee in Philadelphia, who was, after 20 years of service, recently demoted by Aramark. The Union is concerned about this treatment, as it occurred shortly after speaking out at a rally on behalf of his fellow workers. The Union continues to fight on his behalf.
“We stand behind our brothers and sisters in Canada and the United States, who are fighting to build a decent life for their families,” said Jack O’Connor, President of Ireland’s Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU). “Every hardworking man and woman deserves a family-sustaining wage, access to affordable healthcare, dignity in retirement, and respect in his or her workplace.”