Solidarity with sacked BT worker
As already reported in the Socialist, a longstanding Socialist Party member in the Communication Workers' Union (CWU), Clive, has had an appeal against unfair dismissal rejected by British Telecom, confirming his sacking after 38 years of service. This is a message of solidarity to Clive from William Jarrett, North East National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN):
"I've watched with great concern the situation of your sacking from BT. As a Socialist Party comrade, NSSN comrade, and fellow trade unionist, I am alarmed that these companies are emboldened to act in this cavalier manner. Your situation has been discussed in Newcastle branch and several comrades have terminated their contracts with BT as a result, citing your situation as justification. I will continue to monitor the news, and will plan an NSSN picket of BT's local regional call centre. We're with you, brother."
Clive is chair of the CWU Birmingham, Black Country & Worcester branch and is a leading lay rep of the union.
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In The Socialist 25 November 2015:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Back doctors' strikes
Stop the Tories' war on Syria
Autumn statement: bonanza for bosses, pain for us
Police finally own up to spies' relationships with target women
Transgender woman dies after spiteful courts pick men's prison
'Antibiotic apocalypse': profit system holds back research
Sun's racist lie about Muslim support for terror
Them & Us
Socialist Party feature
Socialist change not climate change
International socialist news and analysis
Bombing Syria won't stop Isis
Dictatorship's methods still reign in 'democratic' Chile
Myanmar: electoral defeat for the military, renewed class struggle ahead
Workplace news and analysis
Trade Union Momentum launched to organise to defend Corbyn
Lambeth library workers' wildcat strike
"I'm voting for Roger because I believe we need change in our union"
Steelworkers demand government action to Save Our Steel
Firefighters rally to defend pay and conditions
Solidarity with sacked BT worker
Protest demands reinstatement of John Vasey
Workplace news in brief
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
Tory MP made me sick with tax credit cut lies
Transgender access to healthcare is worsened by cuts
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Waltham Forest march demands homes for all
Fire cuts cost lives
Save Dorothy Lucy centre
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