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knightrose
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Jan 28 2006 19:07

Bryan, I totally agree with you.

bryan bamford nv
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Feb 22 2006 15:55

THE SACKING OF STEVE ACHESON OFF THE MANCHESTER ROYAL INFIRMARY SITE

Yesterday Steve Acheson was told by his sub-cotracting bosses Logic that they would have to finish him this coming Friday. This sacking follows a long period of six weeks in which Balfour-Kirkpatrick, another company on the massive Manchester Royal Infirmary site, has sought to get Steve thrown off the site. Steve had got a job on the site working for the subbies Logic over the Christmas break which the Balfour bosses were still on their Xmas holidays.

As soon as the Balfour bosses saw Steve was on the site they started to put pressure on Logic and their senior sub-contracts 'TAC'. Both these sub-contractors resisted the demands of Balfour-Kirkpatrick to sack Steve and some of the other electricians. More recently though, it seems, that the Balfour bosses approached Bovis the main contractor on the Manchester Royal Infirmary site and then Bovis put pressure on the sub-contractors TAC & LOGIC. Now under pressure from the main contractor the subbies have been forced to sack Steve.

It should be remembered that Steve was the victimised sacked shop steward in the Daf dispute at Number One Manchester Piccadilly & the Manchester Law Courts. But more importantly, so far as Balfour-Kirkpatrick is concerned, Steve was the name in the case of Vissors (not sure of spelling) v Steve Acheson & others which took place in the Appeal Court in the 1990s and overturned decades in which electricians had assumed that they could not take their cases against their bosses to the Industrial Tribunals and had to throw themselves at the mercy of the Joint Industry Board (JIB). The JIB is dominated by the bosses and the Electrical Contractors' Association.

The Acheson case which is on the public record smashed that cozy arrangement. Now Steven Acheson is paying for his success in the Courts with his own livelyhood and that of his wife and daughter. We wait to see what happens next, but remember this is how the Daf dispute started.

lucy82
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Feb 26 2006 23:31

bloody hell bryan, why didya post it five times? its not indymedia this, with its huge time lag you know. if you posted it on purpose five times can you please not do it again. thanks. i'm tempted to think your just making me work cause ive just got back off holiday today.. tongue

its on another thread too which makes it SIX times!!!!

bryan bamford nv
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Mar 2 2006 12:50

Sorry Lucy! The computer didn't seem to be responding initially to my posting. And I just kept trying

lucy82
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Mar 2 2006 18:47

no worries. my delete finger needed the exercise smile