Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Support Union activists at home and abroad!

One of the most important tasks for trade unionists is to defend our brothers and sisters when they are victimised. As I am not in London I won’t be at the protest outside the Iranian embassy tomorrowUNISON is supporting this protest against the jailing of union leaders.

We don’t face the same hazards in this country!

However it is still important that our Union responds vigorously when our activists are attacked – as is the case with the suspension of Manchester health activist Karen Reissman. Karen has been suspended for speaking out and because she is an effective UNISON lay activist. The result of a strike ballot is expected soon.

Our activists are the heart and soul of our Union – and when employers attack them we have to be vigorous in our response.

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