Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Why it's right to strike (2) - support London Met this Friday
UNISON members at London Metropolitan University are striking this Friday in opposition to three threatened compulsory redundancies (including that of UNISON Branch Secretary, my comrade Max Watson).
The deliberate making of compulsory redundancies even when financial savings could be made without them reflects the worst sort of managerial vindictiveness - particularly when one of those selected happens to be a union activist who has been victimised before.
Whereas all public spending cuts, and all associated job losses, should be opposed there are at least some managers and organisations who will abide by the spirit as well as the letter of section 188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act and do all they can to avoid compulsory redundancies.
There are others - some of whom seem to be calling the shots at London Metropolitan University - who seize the opportunity of financial crisis to try to show their power to impose unjust dismissals in order to weaken both the organisation and the spirit of a workforce they wish to cow into submission.
Follow the link above for suggestions from the branch as to how you can help them in their fight for justice.
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