*UPDATE* Conor O’Donovan of Trinity News who came along to this picket did write up which you can find here – http://trinitynews.ie/meet-the-dublin-activists-picketing-jobbridge-businesses/ He also kindly supplied the photos below.
#WorkMustPay campaigners held another successful picket outside Yamamori Sushi restaurant on Lower Ormond quay the past week. The restaurant was advertising a Chef position which would effectively require the candidate to work for €3.75 to €5.95 an hour, depending on their age, for 9 months. To expect someone, who must have some degree of qualification, to take up this exploitive position, is not only degrading to the candidate but it also undermines the value of their training and of their labour.
The campaigners involved were happy to hear from a representative of the restaurant, on the day of the picket, that the advert would be removed within 24 hours with out the position having been filled. #WorkMustPay can confirm that the ad has been removed as agreed.
The tactics of the #WorkMustPay campaign have proved successful so far and we would massively encourage other activists, trade unionists and those who have been exploited by JobBridge to start up a picket on their own. All information on how to do this can be found here and in our How to Help section. Businesses and business owners, once engaged with, have been accommodating to the demands of the campaign as soon as the spotlight on their exploitation has been pointed in their direction.
Further pickets will happen over the next few months and we will have a large picket outside the Department of Jobs on Friday March 13th, find the event on our Facebook. Keep an eye out on our facebook, twitter and the websit for locations of pickets and please contact us if you would like to get involved.