Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/169/7888

From The Socialist newspaper, 4 August 2000

Rush in Protests at Bromley's suspension of activist:

Defend Glenn Kelly

BROMLEY COUNCIL in south London have suspended Glenn Kelly, UNISON branch secretary, chair of the Campaign for a Fighting Democratic UNISON and Socialist Party member.

Bromley acted after Glenn, as secretary of the public-sector union UNISON, played a leading role in campaigning to save the Night Care service for the elderly living in the council's sheltered accommodation.

The council plans to cut the service, which currently provides two members of staff on site in each unit to give support from 9pm-7am. They want to replace it with two mobile workers covering all residents in the borough.

Glenn was invited to speak to residents in their homes after taking up the campaign. An hour later, management phoned Glenn at home, instructing him not to go into the homes. He was subsequently banned from having any contact with the tenants and their relatives.

Glenn told The Socialist: "This is a blatant attempt to stop the trade union, tenants and relatives fighting to save an essential service. In the past Bromley council has proposed some despicable things but this one is frankly sickening. They're gambling with elderly people's safety to cut costs.

"If implemented, these proposals could put tenants' lives at risk and the council are trying to cover it up by trying to silence me. But we will fight this and have no intention of being silenced."

Glenn has received many letters of support from tenants and their relatives. Other UNISON branches throughout the country have already sent in letters of protest about his suspension.

Solidarity messages to Bromley Unison, Civic Centre, Bromley. Tel: 020 8313 4405 or fax 020 8313 4885.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 4 August 2000:

Fight For a Living Wage

Peugeot workers "pushed too far": No choice but to fight back

Defend Glenn Kelly

Leicester beats fascist threat

Capitalism's chaos and the socialist alternative

Protest against capitalist IMF


 

Home   |   The Socialist 4 August 2000   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Glenn Kelly:

triangleUnison conference: confident delegates take control, give Corbyn 'rapturous' welcome

triangleWhere next for the BMA junior doctors' dispute

triangleEx-TUC chief lines up with David Cameron

triangleWorkplace news in brief

Bromley:

triangleBromley library workers strike against privatisation

triangleWorkplace news in brief

triangleFight the 'burning' of our museums and libraries!

triangleUnion library campaign strikes blow against Tories

Unison:

triangleBrighton Uni lecturers strike against job cuts

triangleLeeds college workers protest poor pay rises

triangleHundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

Council:

triangleStop the rotten redevelopment plan, demand residents

triangleBradford campaign to save children's services launched

Tenants:

triangleSix months on - still no justice for Grenfell

Elderly:

triangle'Freedom riders' lobby against violent policing

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

14/12/17

Waltham Forest

Stop the rotten redevelopment plan, demand residents

13/12/17

London

Six months on - still no justice for Grenfell

13/12/17

Fracking

Movement growing against fracking giant Ineos

13/12/17

Devon

Totnes MP uses coffin controversy to distract from brutal NHS cuts

13/12/17

Miners

Tory plan to hold dinner at coal mining museum defeated

13/12/17

Bradford

Bradford campaign to save children's services launched

13/12/17

South London

South London health bosses' cover-up

13/12/17

Blacklisting

Unite day of action against blacklisting

13/12/17

Brighton

Brighton victory

13/12/17

Newham

Newham anti-academies strikes

13/12/17

Tamil Solidarity

Tamil Solidarity and Refugee Rights activists meeting

12/12/17

Woolwich

Support the Crossrail Woolwich walkout

7/12/17

Blacklisting

Unite protest against blacklisting

7/12/17

RMT

Anti-DOO lobby of Liverpool's transport committee

6/12/17

Donald Trump

Mobilise to stop bigoted billionaire Donald Trump's state visit to Britain

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle14 Dec Stop the rotten redevelopment plan, demand residents

triangle13 Dec Six months on - still no justice for Grenfell

triangle13 Dec Movement growing against fracking giant Ineos

triangle13 Dec Totnes MP uses coffin controversy to distract from brutal NHS cuts

triangle13 Dec Trump's incendiary Jerusalem statement reignites Israeli-Palestinian...

triangle13 Dec Labour 'purge' furore really just democracy

EU parliament, Strasbourg

triangle13 Dec Brexit deal no solution to Tory rifts

More ...

triangle18 Dec Leeds Socialist Party: Religion and Socialism

triangle19 Dec Bristol North Socialist Party: Christmas social

triangle21 Dec Wakefield Socialist Party: Socialists and the National Question

triangle6 Jan Socialist Party national women's meeting

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2