Workers in Manchester’s Community and Mental Health Services, who struck last year against the victimisation and sacking of their Unison branch chair, SWP member Karen Reissman, have now returned to work — but are building a political campaign for her reinstatement.
On 11 December the branch unanimously carried a motion advocating a campaign including a Unison delegation to Health Secretary Alan Johnson, pressure on Unison-sponsored MPs and a one day strike on 5 February so that the whole branch can attend a lobby of Parliament in London.
As the motion puts it: “This raises issues of national significance relating to trade union rights, the right of freedom of expression and the defence of the NHS.” This is a crucial struggle. Please get your branch or other organisation to support it — visit www.reinstate-karen.org to find out more.
• For the full text of the resolution, see www.workersliberty.org/node/9733