Following a spate of sackings and victimisations at Hastings Child Support Agency, Public and Commercial Services Union activists are organising a march and rally to protest.
Branch secretary Sam Buckley has become the fifth union activist to be fired since 2007. An industrial tribunal found that former branch chair Eddie Fleming was unfairly dismissed, but has not been reinstated.
Black members activist Winston Resalsingh was also sacked after asking whether he was being discriminated against by being refused facility time to attend PCS Black Members Committee meetings. The then-Chair Chris Brambleby was threatened with disciplinary action when he represented Winston, as managers claimed that in doing so he was “insulting” the bosses who had been questioned by Winston.
A march and rally has been called for 18 September, assembling at Hastings Pier at 1pm for a 1.30pm start before marching to the town centre.
For more information, email Sam Buckley at firstname.lastname@example.org