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From The Socialist newspaper, 9 December 2020

Reinstate sacked Unite London bus rep Judith Katera

Judith

Judith   (Click to enlarge)

Judith, a longstanding Unite union rep and activist in Battersea bus garage in south London, has been dismissed by employer Abellio. Judith is adamant that false allegations are being made against her. Judith and Moe Muhsin Manir, the rep at Walworth garage in the same company, feel that they are both being targeted.

In October, Judith was facing a disciplinary meeting and possible dismissal. A solidarity protest was organised and then postponed because the disciplinary process wasn't completed. However, she has now discovered that the company sacked her on 4 December without actually informing her! Just a few weeks before Christmas, Judith is dismissed with no income.

The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) sends support and solidarity to Judith, her members and her union Unite and pledges to do everything we can to get her reinstated. The NSSN will keep our supporters and affiliates fully informed of developments and any protests and action that are called. Stop union busting!

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In The Socialist 9 December 2020:


News

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Further education workers win pay rise in Wales

HMRC pay talks - PCS needs to organise members now

Reinstate sacked Unite London bus rep Judith Katera

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International news

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Malaysia: Massive capitalist exploitation of migrant workers exposed by Covid pandemic

International news in brief


Engels

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Why I joined the Socialist Party

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London Socialist Party hits the streets


Readers' opinion

TV review: Red, White and Blue

The Socialist Inbox


Obituary

Obituary: Roger Priest


 

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