A week on from our protest outside EBSCO’s Information Day in Dublin, we feel it was a great success. We boosted our profile, earned media coverage, enlisted the support of numerous politicians, and received huge encouragement from the online community.
We will continue our efforts to publicize our case in Ireland, particularly in relation to the wider issue of companies ignoring the Labour Court’s recommendations, but now it is time for the next stage in our campaign: the United States.
We have already written to college and university libraries around the United States and we are enormously heartened by the wonderful response from individual librarians, many of whom have signed our petition. We will be broadening that outreach to include public libraries and business libraries.
Our next step will be to contact U.S. unions to build on the incredible union support we have received in Ireland. We will also be contacting media outlets, Irish-American groups, politicians, and online communities.
The victory of the Vita Cortex workers has given us fresh hope, and the encouragement of our supporters has renewed our fighting spirit.
We will prevail.