From: Colm Buckley (colm at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Fri 06 Apr 2001 - 14:15:34 IST
> There was a little discussion recently about sources of hardware and
> I happened to be in Aldi in Dublin yesterday and I picked up a copy
> of their next week's offer sheet. For those who don't know, Aldi is
> a German discounter who recently opened in Ireland (I know of stores
> in Parnell Street, Dublin and Ballincollig, Cork, and there's one
> down Ofally direction, I think). [...]
> Now bear with me, because this is more on topic than Kevin's shower
> tray. Next week's main offer is a PC specced as follows
I don't know how much it means to most of the ILUG members, but Aldi's
policy towards union organisation among its employees has historically
been very hostile, bordering on the illegal, and certainly flouting
the spirit of the UN Convention on Human Rights. Anyone who supports
the principles of organised labour is advised to look carefully at the
employment policies of Aldi before shopping there.
Just my socialist 2 cents worth.
-- Colm Buckley, NewWorld Commerce, 16 South Cumberland St., Dublin 2, Ireland. Personal: +353 87 2469146 / colm at domain tuatha.org / http://www.tuatha.org/~colm/ Business: +353 1 4334334 / colm at domain nwcgroup.com / http://www.nwcgroup.com/ I will always cherish the inital misconceptions I had about you.
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