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Rally to support sacked Rolls Royce union convenor

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Aug 11 2005 10:51
Rally to support sacked Rolls Royce union convenor

"As part of what is becoming a major national campaign to reinstate Jerry Hicks, the sacked convenor of the Rolls Royce test areas, there will be a large rally on Wednesday 17th August in defence of the unions.

Speakers include Tony Benn, Jerry Hicks, and other prominent figures from the national labour movement.

Venue: Council House, College Green

Time: 7pm for a 7.30 start.

Bring all union banners."

I want to go to this to show support, anyone else?

Some background below:

one out, all out! rolls-royce management victimise union official and score a wildcat

on tuesday 19th July 100 workers at the rolls-royce aero engine factory in bristol walked out, after union (amicus) convenor jerry hicks faced disciplinary procdures after he was "alleged to have led an illegal dispute and not followed the terms of a working practice agreement".

by wednesday he had been sacked.

Quote:

Ian Waddle (Amicus national officer for the aerospace industry)We are angry and disappointed but not surprised as clearly this has been Rolls-Royce's intention all along. We will vigorously pursue an appeal but we will also begin the process of balloting for industrial action.

staff then voted unanimously to take industrial action, and on the Friday 400 walked out in support of hicks

Update update:

The CSEU meeting held in London last Wednesday, 3 August, will be re-convened on Monday, 15 August, again in London. This meeting is at the request of Rolls-Royce and comes after their defeat at the Tribunal Interim Relief Hearing last Friday, 5 August. We believe a financial offer of some sort will be made to Jerry. This whole

campaign is not, and never will be, about money. It is about UNCONDITIONAL REINSTATEMENT. Please rush e-mails to John Wall at the CSEU as quickly as possible, emphasising the importance of getting Jerry's job back as a Union Official, not to simply negotiate pay-offs. THE UNION IS NOT FOR SALE AND JERRY WON'T BE BOUGHT!!

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Aug 14 2005 00:47

Wheres the rally?!

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Aug 14 2005 23:10

moved thread- found out the rally is in Bristol. Sorry for the mistake!

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Aug 15 2005 16:52

i guess i wont turn up then smile

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Aug 15 2005 20:12

embarrassed