Somerville, MA - Sixteen Centro Presente organizers and local Somerville residents stood outside of Diva Indian Bistro on Friday evening to protest the restaurant's firing of one of their workers. Diva Indian Bistro is owned by One World Cuisine, a company that owns multiple restaurants in the Greater Boston Area. Seven workers were fired from these restaurants and are currently suing for $183,500 in unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, and minimum wage violations. Work was performed in Mumbai Chopstix, Cafe of India, Bukhara, and Diva.
Somerville, Mass. - A dozen immigrant and labor advocates from Centro Presente and allied organizations held the latest in a series of protests at Diva Restaurant in Davis Square on Thursday - demanding tens of thousands of dollars in back wages they say are owed to seven immigrant employees of One World Cuisine, the owner of Diva and several other restaurants in the Boston area. A simultaneous protest was also held at another One World Cuisine restaurant, Bukhara in Jamaica Plain. The protests will continue until the workers grievances are redressed.