27th August – 13h – Spuiplein, The Hague
Stand up against exploitation!
Getting paid below the minimum wage, forced to work unpaid overtime and even to pay 290 euros out of your own pockets for a ‘training course’. Enough is enough! Together with six courageous former employees, the DIY trade union Horeca United has been fighting against Lupi Coffee for weeks. Our letter of demand, sent by registered post, is thus far ignored by the employer, so in recent weeks we’ve begun to make the campaign public, through flyer campaigns and social media. After doorbraak.eu wrote about the case, written questions in the municipal council of The Hague followed as well as interviews with local newspapers and radio stations.
The owner of Lupi Coffee, Mr. Akef, who made his fortune in the caviar trade, chooses to play dirty. He still refuses to negotiate with our union. He has even distributed sexist and xenophobic posters about an ex-employee of his, clearly showing her photo and address. His lawyer, a baron who plays loose with the thruth, threatens with legal consequences if we continue to campaign.
But guess what? This is not the first boss who thinks he can get away with this. He will receive a rude awakening. To achieve that we need you!
We want to send an unignorable message to Akef and Lupi Coffee: We will not be intimidated, but will show our solidarity to the exploited workers. This is why we are going to demonstrate on August 27 in The Hague. We meet at 13:00 at Spuiplein and walk to the Lupi Coffee branch at Noordeinde. Will you join us?
We strive to make everyone feel welcome at our demonstrations and to get as many people on to the action as possible. All are welcome, even if you just want to fill out our number and stand in a show of silent solidarity. Do you want to come, but foresee things that might form an obstacle? Email email@example.com and we will find a solution together!