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Courts show what side they're on
Once again the courts have shown their class prejudice in the recently-published employment tribunal ruling against the four Socialist Party members fighting the witch hunt in Unison.
Not satisfied with blocking the BA workers' right to strike, a court has now effectively ruled that socialists and Marxists do not have the right to be protected in law from discrimination and harassment in the workplace or in a trade union.
Incredibly the judgement went on to say that the four's beliefs in the right for housing for all and the right of workers to take unofficial strike action were views that were "repugnant in a democratic society" as they were seeking to deprive other individuals of their rights and freedoms by imposition!
Emboldened by the backing of the employment tribunal, the following day the union sent a letter to the four telling them that they have lost their internal appeal against the ban from office that was previously imposed and will now face a mitigation hearing on 24 February.
In The Socialist 3 February 2010:
War and occupation
Socialist Party NHS campaign
Youth fight for jobs
Socialist Party news and analysis
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Socialist Party workplace news
International socialist news and analysis