Solidarity against demoralization
What is Payday about?
It is legal for workers to campaign for better working conditions. However, it is not legal for employers to pay less or no wages at all. More and more often employers just do it anyway. This is a kind of attrition tactic, because it hurts the workers the most.
What can one do if wages are withheld?
The missing money can be claimed and in most cases the workers win, but such a procedure usually takes one to two years. During this time, rent and food still hasve to be paid. Therefore, many of those affected are forced to look for another job. The fear of such measures is often enough for people to shy away from organising together.
How does Payday help?
Payday is a solidarity fund for labour disputes, assists with paperwork and advances the missing money to workers in exactly such situations. You just give it back to us when you’ve claimed it and that’s how new industrial action can be financed.
What is the aim of Payday?
The aim of Payday is to make it easier for people to actively engage in workplace disputes without fear of the economic consequences.
Together, let’s take the wind out of the sails of this tactic to destroy industrial action: Make bosses pay again!
Who are we?
We are a group of friends. What unites us is the desire to support workplace solidarity, but many of us have been or are involved in industrial action ourselves or support active workforces. Unfortunately, some of us are very familiar with employers’ attempts at attrition.
- Translation: Do you speak Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Polish, Turkish, or or or? We only speak a limited number of languages. Can you help translate if people are looking for support at Payday whose language we don’t speak?
- Rooms: Do you have a room that we as an association can use free of charge once or twice a month?
- Do you have another idea of how you can contribute to Payday? Do you have helpful skills that we haven’t thought of yet? Feel free to write to us. We look forward to hearing from you.