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From The Socialist newspaper, 25 November 2015

Protest demands reinstatement of John Vasey

National Shop Stewards Network activists lobby victimised CWU rep John Vasey's dismissal appeal, photo by Iain Dalton

National Shop Stewards Network activists lobby victimised CWU rep John Vasey's dismissal appeal, photo by Iain Dalton   (Click to enlarge)

Supporters of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) protested on 23 November outside the final appeal hearing of sacked CWU postal union rep John Vasey.

The NSSN believes that John, a long standing trade union activist, is being victimised for his union activities on spurious charges.

While the appeal process has been ongoing, John has received support from his union general secretary Dave Ward, and both local trades councils in Wakefield and Leeds.

Workers in the Wakefield delivery office, where John works, held a meeting last month and indicatively voted to take strike action if he is not reinstated.

Kevin Pattison, Yorkshire NSSN convenor said: "We demand an end to this victimisation of a long standing trade unionist. The NSSN calls for John's immediate reinstatement and offers our full support to any action that John and his colleagues need to take to secure that."

Messages of protest to Jon Millidge, Royal Mail Group HR Director, c/o Tallents House, South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9PB.

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