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From The Socialist newspaper, 1 May 2013
Unison: Defend the Four
On 3 May, after nearly six years of a tortuous fight with the Unison bureaucracy, an employment tribunal remedy hearing is to be held.
This is to finally resolve the outstanding issue of the illegal action that was taken against four Unison members, Glenn Kelly, Suzanne Muna, Onay Kasab and Brian Debus.
These four Socialist Party members have been subjected to a sustained witch-hunt after leafleting Unison conference in 2007.
They were falsely accused of racism and banned from holding office in the union for between two and three years each.
The employment tribunal ruled that Unison acted illegally. The union appealed against the original decision and lost.
They were going to the High Court but pulled out. The next stage for the Four is to seek financial compensation.
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In The Socialist 1 May 2013:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Give us jobs not cuts
IDS' 'wealthy pensioners' smoke screen
Them & Us
Socialist Party feature
The 'precariat': fighting for real jobs
Socialist Party review
Review of 'South Africa: The Massacre that Changed a Nation', BBC2 April 24th
International socialist news and analysis
Cyprus economic meltdown: Build a socialist alternative to austerity
Bangladesh building collapse - casualties of a rotten profit system
Socialist Party workplace news
Local government: fight for decent pay, terms and conditions
Justice for 'the 33' sacked tube workers
Saying no to blacklisting in Southampton
Unison health conference
Land Registry: Fight Con-Dems' privatisation plans
Unison: Defend the Four
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Liverpool rally marks 30 years since election of socialist council
Scotland: Anti-bedroom tax federation launched
Council Tax: Con-Dems turn screw on poorest
Southampton Labour council leader quits as anti-cuts pressure grows
Doncaster: For a mayor that would really stop the bedroom tax!
Thatcher's funeral day in Newbridge
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