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From The Socialist newspaper, 23 February 2022
Usdaw: 'Reinstate Max' week of action
Tesco photo Simon Haytack/CC (Click to enlarge)
Three months on from exhausting all appeals, Socialist Party member Max McGee is preparing to take Tesco to an employment tribunal over his trade union victimisation and sacking. Max was sacked by Tesco on the spurious grounds of 'exaggerating an injury', and his dismissal was confirmed by the company in December. This took place at the same time as ballots for strike action at Tesco depots, including Max's, that forced a pay rise.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to donate to Max's reinstatement campaign, and trade unionists are encouraged to raise the campaign at their union branches and trades councils over the coming weeks. (Visit gofundme.com/f/reinstate-max-usdaw-rep-socialist)
To keep the pressure on Tesco in the run-up to the forthcoming employment tribunal, the funds raised will be used to produce leaflets drawing attention to his case. We are asking trade unionists and supporters where they can, to distribute leaflets outside their nearest Tesco and take photos of themselves holding posters with #ReinstateMax on them in the week of 12-18 March.
Messages of solidarity, invites for Max to speak on his case at trades councils and union branches, and photos can be sent to [email protected]
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Trade union support for standing anti-cuts election candidates
Barts NHS workers to walk out again on 28 February
Just Eat couriers continue action to fight pay cut
Rail workers strike in Sheffield
Workers and students unite and fight
Fighting fees and marketisation after 2 March student walkout
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Newham City Farm - closed with no consultation
London Socialist Party women's meeting
1 March: Socialist Party new website launch
TV review: This is Going to Hurt
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