Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/169/7888

From The Socialist newspaper, 4 August 2000

Rush in Protests at Bromley's suspension of activist:

Defend Glenn Kelly

BROMLEY COUNCIL in south London have suspended Glenn Kelly, UNISON branch secretary, chair of the Campaign for a Fighting Democratic UNISON and Socialist Party member.

Bromley acted after Glenn, as secretary of the public-sector union UNISON, played a leading role in campaigning to save the Night Care service for the elderly living in the council's sheltered accommodation.

The council plans to cut the service, which currently provides two members of staff on site in each unit to give support from 9pm-7am. They want to replace it with two mobile workers covering all residents in the borough.

Glenn was invited to speak to residents in their homes after taking up the campaign. An hour later, management phoned Glenn at home, instructing him not to go into the homes. He was subsequently banned from having any contact with the tenants and their relatives.

Glenn told The Socialist: "This is a blatant attempt to stop the trade union, tenants and relatives fighting to save an essential service. In the past Bromley council has proposed some despicable things but this one is frankly sickening. They're gambling with elderly people's safety to cut costs.

"If implemented, these proposals could put tenants' lives at risk and the council are trying to cover it up by trying to silence me. But we will fight this and have no intention of being silenced."

Glenn has received many letters of support from tenants and their relatives. Other UNISON branches throughout the country have already sent in letters of protest about his suspension.

Solidarity messages to Bromley Unison, Civic Centre, Bromley. Tel: 020 8313 4405 or fax 020 8313 4885.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 4 August 2000:

Fight For a Living Wage

Peugeot workers "pushed too far": No choice but to fight back

Defend Glenn Kelly

Leicester beats fascist threat

Capitalism's chaos and the socialist alternative

Protest against capitalist IMF


 

Home   |   The Socialist 4 August 2000   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Glenn Kelly:

triangleSocialists in Unison hold positions in elections

triangleNeither Tories or EU - only fighting trade unions and a Corbyn-led government can deliver workers' rights

triangleTeachers vote 83% for strikes

triangleLocal government workers' reps reject 2% pay offer

triangleUnison conference: confident delegates take control, give Corbyn 'rapturous' welcome

Bromley:

triangleBromley library workers strike against running down

triangleAfter Grenfell, thousands still in high-rise firetrap blocks

triangleBromley library workers win strike campaign

triangleBromley libraries - indefinite strike action continues

Unison:

triangleBradford: All-out action to defeat backdoor NHS privatisation

triangleBradford: Unison members strike to stay 100% NHS

triangleBirmingham uni workers strike against terms and conditions attacks

Council:

triangleHealth workers strike against 2,000 loss of pay

triangleLeeds estate residents push back private development

Tenants:

triangleGrenfell two years on - Still fighting for safety and justice

Elderly:

triangleCuts and NHS crisis result in 'excess' elderly deaths

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

16/8/19

Kashmir

Anger continues to mount over imposition of direct rule

14/8/19

Lincolnshire

Health workers strike against 2,000 loss of pay

14/8/19

Leeds

Leeds estate residents push back private development

14/8/19

Socialist Party Scotland

Dundee: young workers meet

14/8/19

Worcester

Hereford and Worcester: stop the fire cuts!

14/8/19

Far right

Far right seen off at Oxford Circus

14/8/19

Occupation

Harland and Wolff occupation continues - renationalise to save the shipyard

14/8/19

Bradford

Bradford: All-out action to defeat backdoor NHS privatisation

14/8/19

Airport

Summer of airline industry strikes against low pay and worsening conditions

14/8/19

Walthamstow

After the fire: fight for facilities for all

14/8/19

Retail

Fight back against the retail bosses!

12/8/19

Equity

Equity: reject UK Theatre's pay cut deal

6/8/19

Hull

Hull: Karro Food meat processors strike against poverty pay

31/7/19

NSSN

Lobby the TUC for workers' action to defeat Johnson

31/7/19

Northern Ireland

Harland and Wolff shipyard workers enter occupation

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07954 376 096

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999