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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 November 2015
CWU rep sacked
A longstanding Socialist Party member in the CWU, Clive, had an appeal against unfair dismissal rejected by British Telecom on 9 November, confirming his sacking after 38 years of service. Clive is chair of the CWU Birmingham, Black Country & Worcester branch and is a leading lay rep of the union.
Clive worked in a BT call centre and was dismissed after an aggressive customer reported him to management just 33 seconds into a phone call. The decision was made without taking stress into account despite the local CWU branch reporting that 7% of staff at the call centre leave their jobs each month, some walking out mid shift. Management took the decision without consulting any medical advice or taking into account any mitigation.
A campaign will be launched protesting the sacking and campaigning for his reinstatement, supported by the Socialist Party and the National Shop Stewards Network.
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In The Socialist 11 November 2015:
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Unions should keep independence to lead fight to defend Corbyn
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Step up the fight for trade union rights
Huge support for socialist in Northern Ireland union election
Workers dig in for fight over job threat
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party comments and reviews
Can biomass energy be part of a socialist plan of production?
Revolutionary themes in games
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Save steel jobs
Jeremy Corbyn visits Leeds Uni
Southampton council: cutters or Corbynistas?
Derby school support staff: fight against pay cuts continues
Fight now on to save disabled respite centre
The Socialist 11 November 2015 |
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