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Posted on 29 May 2008 at 0:00 GMT

Unite the union call for police to take action against their own members

Gordon McNeill's health deteriorates - ambulance called
Union members to lobby Unite Headquarters in London

Gordon McNeill - one of three stewards from ICTS at Belfast Airport who won a landmark Fair Employment Tribunal in Belfast last year - has been on hunger strike for 14 days to try and get Unite to pay legal costs and compensation. Having gained agreement on the legal costs and funding of an appeal, the union is tying unacceptable strings to an offer on compensation, requested because the union was found partly responsible for the sacking of its own members from ICTS.

The union has called on police to enforce an injunction they previously sought from the courts to stop this peaceful protest at Transport House Belfast. This is an attack on the democratic right to peacefully protest and an outrage that it has been orchestrated by a trade union leadership against workers.

There will be a lobby of Unite members to protest to their leadership against this action at Transport House, 128 Theobald's Road, WC1 at 1pm tomorrow, 29 May.

Gordon McNeill's health has deteriorated and an ambulance has been called to the scene. He has vowed to continue his protest action at Transport House .

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