Action at Urban Lodge Hotel

English below the picture

Vandaag 24 maart, de tweede actie ivm uitbuiting van hotel werkster via het bedrijf IMS Groep. De lobby van het hotel werd korte tijd bezet door 15 mensen met pamfletten, spandoeken en megafoon. De klanten reageerden positief het management was minder positief en dat is nou net de bedoeling! Men moet gewoon betalen voor de gewerkte uren, dus hier met de poen !

Today, 24 of march, a second action against IMS Agency and Urban Lodge Hotel took place. Urban Lodge hotel charges more than 200 hundred euro per night but at the same time they are refusing to pay salary to the employers.

We went inside the hotel with a group of 15 people and spread flyers, stood in the hall with banners and talked to the guests about the situation. Manager and some staff at reception were defending their boss and the hotel. The manager said he was aware of workers not being paid and refused to take responsibility, blaming IMS Agency. After a while he decided to call the cops. Police didn’t show up and we could continue with picketing outside of the hotel for another 30 minutes.

Some guests were really supportive and said that they would not have stayed at this particular hotel if they had known that the workers have not been paid.

For everybody that is working or has been working for IMS group that want to share information with us or want to demand stolen wages from them, please contact us at: aga@agamsterdam.org

This action was organized by the 
Anarchist Group Amsterdam – Vrije Bond.

https://agamsterdam.org

Below the text of the pamflet that we distributed.
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HOW URBAN LODGE HOTEL LETS THE EMPLOYEES
PAY FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

We want to inform you about the abusive praxis of URBAN LODGE HOTEL and IMS Group hotel agency in Amsterdam:

IMS Group is a company which provides employees for several big hotels (as URBAN LODGE HOTEL) in Amsterdam to work at kitchens, receptions and cleaning hotel rooms. The company has been active for several years in
Amsterdam.

Since a few months, IMS has not been paying some of their workers while
providing obviously made-up explanations to the affected workers about why they are not getting paid.

URBAN LODGE HOTEL is fully aware of the situation. In spite of knowing that their staff is not being paid, URBAN LODGE HOTEL continues to hire people via IMS Agency.

Our affected friend has worked for the last 5 months in URBAN LODGE HOTEL and hasn’t been paid for the last month of work. At this moment they owe her nearly 1.000 € since December 2018. After some attempts to get this situation resolved, they still haven’t paid her or made any progress over this situation. IMS Group thinks they can get away with this abusive behavior, but they won’t!

We are aware of the fact that this situation is not a single person problem. IMS and the hotels who cooperate with them undermine fundamental rights of employees in the Netherlands. We call on the employees to stand up and fight back together for their labor rights and their stolen wages.

The IMS group and the hotels it provides workers for are acting against the law while employing people in the low-wage labour market, counting on the exploitation of those who are unlikely to take legal measures against their employer.

This is our second action. As many actions as needed will follow until this struggle gets resolved, the hotels take responsibility in who they collaborate with and IMS Group pays every single penny they owe to their workers.

Anarchist Group Amsterdam – Vrije Bond
https://agamsterdam

We did out first action o the 8th of March International Womens Day at the ofice of IMS group in Amsterdam, ar report you can find here:
https://www.agamsterdam.org/ims-groep-buit-personeel-uit/

IMS Groep buit personeel uit!

English below

Vandaag, 8 Maart, internationaale vrouwendag hebben we met 12 mensen actie gevoerd voor de deur van het kantoor van IMS Groep. We hadden spandoeken, megafoon en zwart/rode/paarse vlaggen bij ons. We hebben honderden pamfletten uitgedeeld aan buurtbewoners en huis aan huis de pamfleten in de bus gedaan. Helaas was er niemand aanwezig in het kantoor, dit heeft waarschijnlijk te maken dat er vaker boze werkers aan de deur komen om hun gestolen loon op te eisen.

De gevel werd ook wat opgesierd met behangplaksel, pamfletten en her en der een sticker. Na ongeveer 30 minuten leuzen roepen zijn we vertrokken. Buurt bewoners waren geintereseerd in het verhaal en spraken hun verontwaardiging uit over de praktijken van IMS Groep.

Voor iedereen die werkt of gewerkt heeft voor IMS Groep en informatie met ons wilt delen of nog geld van hun moet krijgen neem vooral contact met ons op:
aga@agamsterdam.org

Deze actie is georganiseerd door de Anarchsitische Groep Amsterdam / Vrije Bond
https://agamsterdam.org

Hieronder de tekst van het pamflet dat vandaag is verspreid.

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IMS Groep is uitbuiting !

Vandaag op internationale vrouwendag doen wij onze eerste actie tegen
het misbruik van de IMS Groep in Amsterdam.

IMS Groep levert arbeiders aan verschillende grote hotels in Amsterdam
voor werk in keukens, achter recepties en voor de schoonmaak van
hotelkamers. Het bedrijf is al enkele jaren actief in Amsterdam en heeft
zijn hoofdkantoor in de Agatha Dekenstraat 26 in Amsterdam Oud-West.

Sinds enkele maanden betaalt IMS Groep haar werknemers niet meer en komt het met onzinnige verklaringen tegen de getroffen werknemers over waaromze niet worden betaald.

Onze getroffen vriend heeft de afgelopen 5 maanden gewerkt voor IMS
Groep en de laatste maand van haar salaris is niet betaald. Op dit
moment is IMS haar al enkele maanden 1.000€ schuldig. Na diverse
pogingen de situatie op te lossen, hebben ze nog steeds niet betaald en
is er geen enkele vordering in deze situatie. IMS Groep denkt dat ze kan
wegkomen met dit misbruik, maar dat kan ze niet! We zijn ons ervan
bewust dat dit niet de situatie van een enkeling is. IMS treft met zijn
misbruik ook andere werknemers en hun rechten. Wij roepen ze op om op te staan en gezamenlijk te vechten voor hun aribedsrechten en hun gestolen loon.

IMS Groep en de hotels waar het werknemers voor levert, gedragen zich
respectloos. Ze zien de werkers als anonieme nummers en als gebruiksgoed waar ze zo van af kunnen, die ze kunnen uitbuiten, besodemieteren, eruit kunnen schoppen. Maar niet deze keer! Nu niet meer!

Voor de duidelijkheid, dit is onze eerste actie. Wij zullen niet rusten,
er zullen acties volgen zoveel als nodig zijn om deze kwestie op te
lossen en IMS Groep elke cent heeft betaald aan haar werknemers. 

Betaal de werkers !
Maak IMS Groep kapot !
Stop het Amsterdamse Hotel Monster !

Anarchistische Groep Amsterdam
Today, 8th of March, Inernational womans day we organized an action.
With 12 persons we picketed infront of the door of the office of IMS Group. We had banners, megaphone, black/red/purple flags with us. We distributed hundreds of flyers to the neighbours that were passing by. Also delivered the pamflets from door to door in every house on the street. Unfortunatly, there was no one in the office. The reason is there are probably more angry workers visiting the office to demand their pay.

The facade of the office was decorated with glue, pamfelts and some stickers. After 30 minutes of shouting slogans we stopped the picket and left. The neighbours where very interested in the matter and expressed their disgust of the praxis of the IMS Group.
For evrybody that is working or was working for IMS group that want to share information with us or want to demand stolen wages from them, please contact us at: aga@agamsterdam.org
This action whas organized by the
Anarchist Group Amsterdam – Vrije Bond.
https://agamsterdam.org

Below the text of the pamflet that we distributed.
IMS Group is exploitation !
Today on International Women’s day we are doing our first action against
the abusive praxis of the company IMS Group in Amsterdam.

IMS group provides workers for several big hotels in Amsterdam to work
at kitchens, receptions and cleaning hotel rooms. They’ve been active
for several years in Amsterdam and they have their headquarters at
Agatha Dekenstraat 26 in Amsterdam Oud-West.

Since a few months ago, IMS group is not paying their workers and it’s
providing bullshit explanations to the affected workers about why they
are not getting paid.

Our affected friend has worked for IMS for the last 5 months and in the
last month they didn’t pay her salary. At this moment they owe her
1.000€ for several months already. After some attempts to get this
situation resolved, they still haven’t paid her or made any progress
over this situation. IMS Group thinks they can get away with this
abusive behavior, but they won’t!
We are aware of the fact that this situation is not a single person
problem. IMS attacks many of their other employees and their rights. We
call on them to stand up and fight back together for their labor rights
and their stolen wages.

The IMS group and the hotels it provides workers for, are disrespectful
and they just see them as anonymous numbers or as commodities that they
can just get rid of, exploit them, screm them over and kick them out.
Not this time! Not anymore!

For the record, this is just the very first action. We won’t rest, as
many actions as needed will follow until this struggle gets resolved and
IMS Group pays every single penny they owe to their workers.

Pay the Workers !
Smash IMS group !
Stop the Amsterdam Hotel Monster !

Anarchist Group Amsterdam