SHORTLY AFTER the strike began at the Early Learning Centre, workers at the nearby Marks & Spencer (M&S;) branch, on Patrick's Street in Cork, said they would join the picket during their lunch break to show their support for the strikers. Management at the Early Learning Centre found out about this. They contacted their own Head Office in Swindon, who, in turn, contacted M&S;'s Head Office, also in England. M&S; in England then sent a memo to the M&S; shop in Cork ordering the workers there not to join the picket at the Early Learning Centre. Who says the bosses don't stand together? The M&S; workers, in Cork, told their own management where to get off - they joined the picket!