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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 August 2011
Reinstate Paddy Brennan!
Paddy Brennan, Unite convenor at the Swindon Honda plant has been suspended from work. Paddy's suspension is a provocative attack on a prominent trade union fighter and by extension an attack on the right to organise at Honda. We demand Paddy's reinstatement and the NSSN pledges to do all it can in support of this.
Donald McDougall, Honda Unite branch secretary said: "Paddy Brennan is a dedicated socialist who deserves better than this shoddy treatment, for no other reason than fighting for the best interests of his fellow workers. He has given a massive amount of his time in the support of those in need, both within the workplace and outwith, supporting many campaigns nationwide. It is now time that we rally behind him and expose his accusers of their anti-union agenda. In the coming days Paddy and our organisation will be looking for support and solidarity from our brothers and sisters."
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In The Socialist 3 August 2011:
Fighting the cuts
UNITE AGAINST ALL CUTS
Building a workers' political alternative to the establishment parties
Opposing the far right
Norway: right wing terrorist killings
Waltham Forest: a victory for unity
Socialist Party NHS campaigning
NHS cuts from a nurse's viewpoint
International socialist news and analysis
Eurozone and USA - Debt crisis
Kazakhstan oil strike: solidarity urgent
Syria: State unleashes new terror
Spain:"Throwing a shoe at the system"
Socialist Party workplace news
Reinstate Paddy Brennan!
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party youth and students
MARCH FOR JOBS!
Socialist Party news and campaigns
The great PFI schools rip off - once again!
News in brief
Socialist Party review
Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Socialist Party feature
Llanelli railway riots 1911
The Socialist 3 August 2011 |
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