9 Nov 2007

Defend Karen Reissmann

had this from Paul Cooney who does a lot of important trade union work and is a Green Party candidate, please take up his call to support Karen.

It is vital that we GPTU activists not only are behind Karen in this
struggle but that we are also seen to be playing an active part. I call upon
all of you to pledge your own (and your branch's) support for Karen. It is
scandalous that speaking out for services is deemed not only to be bringing
your employer into disrepute, but is also a dismissable offence. I do speak
out in public fora against cuts in services, not just because it's the right
thing to do but also because it is a key role of any TU Officer. Karen is
acting for all of us in this matter and truly deserves our support. Her
branch is solidly behind the strike action which began yesterday.

It is important that donations flood in from Branches and individuals to
sustain the action.
There is a solidarity rally next Wednesday 14th Nov at 7pm in Manchester and
a Demo in Manchester Peace Gardens, Sat 24th Nov, 1pm.
Messages of support can be sent to unison@zen.co.uk. and left on 07972
Complaints can be sent to Sheila Foley, Chief Executive of the Health Trust
at sheila.foley@mhsc.nhs.uk
There is a website set up to provide updates and contact details.


Could we have a link to the campaign site on the GPTU website,

Paul Cooney
Unison Health
Huddersfield GP Parliamentary Candidate


Anonymous said...

Who is Karen?

Miles Barter said...

ANTI-racist, anti-war poet and singer Attila the Stockbroker will headline a Reinstate Karen Reissmann solidarity gig tonight (December 2).
Singer songwriter James 'Bar' Bowen and Manchester Irish comedian Sean O'Shaughnessy will be supporting
the veteran punk performer.
The gig is on Sunday December 2 at the Embassy Club, Rochdale Road, Harpurhey (opposite McDonalds), Manchester. Doors open 7pm. Admission £5 waged, £2 unwaged, and free to strikers.

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