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From The Socialist newspaper, 17 October 2012

Attacks on Bromley workers

On 10 October in Bromley, south London, the Unite regional officer Onay Kasab and three Unite reps were due to meet the employers to begin this year's pay discussions.

But prior to entering the building, the employer informed Onay Kasab that one of the negotiating team was to be suspended with immediate effect.

The employer claims to have received a complaint from a member of the public saying that there was an altercation between the worker, who drives a dust lorry, and a motorist.

However Unite is clear that the real reason is about the protest that took place last week. On 4 October, workers walked off the job in protest at four sackings. After the walkout the workers agreed to ballot for strike action.

Unite regional officer Onay Kasab stated: "This is victimisation of a trade union representative, plain and simple.

"Veolia, by attacking our rep has ensured that this dispute will be escalated and as a result industrial action looks more likely than ever.

We are clear. We will not stand by and allow Veolia to victimise those who are prepared to stand up on behalf of their colleagues."

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