Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Striking back against bullying

Solidarity to more than 100 GMB members at Swindon's South Western Hospital, today taking their fifth day of strike action against racism and bullying (http://union-news.co.uk/2012/02/gmb-calls-for-corporate-tax-dodging-probe-as-members-strike-again/).

Bullying at work can be amongst the most dispiriting casework with which union activists have to deal, often leading to unjust and unsatisfactory outcomes for victims. It's good to see a case where there is hope for justice.

Not in every case is it possible to mobilise a collective response, but - where it is - then strike action is the best and most empowering response to workplace injustice. (In this case it also appears to effective - http://union-news.co.uk/2012/02/bullying-manager-resigns-but-strike-set-to-continue/).

Hat tip Union News.

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