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Posted on 9 March 2021 at 11:56 GMT
Reinstate sacked rep Moe at Abellio London buses (Click to enlarge)
Stop union-busting on the buses: Reinstate Declan Clune and Moe Muhsin Manir
In the space of a couple of weeks, two bus driver union reps have been sacked - Declan Clune, an RMT member, at Bluestar in Hampshire and Moe Muhsin Manir, a Unite member, at Abellio in south London.
Both are members of the steering committee of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) and have both built reputations for fighting for their members, particularly coming to the fore in the fight for workplace safety during the Covid pandemic.
Declan's appeal is this Wednesday; and after being dismissed yesterday, Moe is appealing against his.
We give our full support to their campaigns for reinstatement up to and including any industrial action taken by their respective memberships.
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