Solidarity

Donít forget the ďReinstate Karen ReissmannĒ public meeting tomorrow evening:
6pm, Wednesday 25th July
Cross St Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester City Centre

Ballot papers for a strike to defend Karen against victimisation are due to go out on Thursday, so this meeting is very important for their campaign. A leaflet is available online, or from the union office desk in MAN34-G-E.
Karen and her UNISON Manchester Community & Mental Health branch gave us massive moral, practical and financial support during our dispute, so letís make sure we have a good turnout to support their fight against Karenís suspension from work.
The CWU have announced more strike days for postal workers in their campaign over pay and to protect the postal service. They have issued a leaflet for the public explaining the issues. Their next planned strikes are:
This week:
– Mail Centres (e.g. Oldham Road, Manchester) will be out from 7pm Wed 25 July until 7pm Thurs 26th July. Note that they actually start their strikes on the shift change, which is 9-10pm.
– Local Delivery Offices will be out from 7pm Fri 27 July until 7pm Sat 28th July
Next week:
– Mail Centres will be out from 3am Tues 31st July until 3am Wed 1st Aug.
– Local Delivery Offices will be out from 3am Thurs 2nd Aug until 3am Fri 3rd Aug
Please show them support if you can.
A joint Manchester pay rally involving our colleagues from PCS, CWU, UNISON and NUT is taking place:
6:30pm, Wednesday 1st August
Mechanics Institute, corner of Princess St and Major St, Manchester
Speakers include Mark Serwotka (PCS General Secretary), Jane Loftus (CWU National President), Frank Hont (UNISON NW Regional Secretary) and Bryan Beckingham (Oldham NUT)

A leaflet is available here.

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Unite members working for Fujitsu Services Limited in the Manchester bargaining unit have taken 32 strike days over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps and breaches of agreements. This follows 27 previous days of strike action.

Industrial action is currently suspended but the fight continues.

Further information is available here including a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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