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From The Socialist newspaper, 8 December 2005

Victory for Andy Beadle as he wins his job back

BUS DRIVER Andy Beadle won his job back, with full back pay, at his appeal last week. Andy is the democratically elected TGWU rep for Peckham bus garage, dismissed for standing up for his members.

However the company has still disciplined him and he has been transferred to neighbouring New Cross garage. This means Andy can no longer be shop steward for his garage. The TGWU must not tolerate such interference with the democratic wishes of its members.

The mood at Peckham garage was overwhelmingly one of relief that Andy had not lost his job as a result of trying to do his best for the union.

Given the inertia of some sections of the union on this matter - which was only overcome after the personal intervention of general secretary Tony Woodley - expectations of a complete climb down by the company were low.

Andy expressed warm gratitude to the socialist for our coverage and asked us to thank all who had contributed to his defence. "The solidarity from Peckham drivers and trade unionists everywhere was tremendous. The number of messages of support, as well as the weakness of the company's position even under current law, undoubtedly contributed to this outcome."

"Even if I am no longer rep, I will continue to be an active member of the TGWU and help build the organised strength of bus workers."

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In The Socialist 8 December 2005:

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Now working class and poor must build real socialism

Brazil: Growing crisis over Lula government's corruption scandal

Solidarity with Irish Ferries workers

Victory for Andy Beadle as he wins his job back

Sixth week of caretakers' strike

PCS Left Unity conference backs union leadership on pensions


 

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