Defend Karen Reissmann

Submitted by AWL on 27 September, 2007 - 3:22

Manchester mental health workers have held a second three day strike to protest against the victimisation of their UNISON steward, Karen Reissmann. Karen was suspended in June for supposedly bringing the health trust she works for into disrepute after leading a previous strike against cut jobs and making public plans to cut services.

Workers have decided to take two day strike action again from Wednesday 26 September.

Patients bussed as far away as Darlington returned to their usual hospitals following the second strike but it is unclear whether that means that management has accepted the union’s offer to provide emergency cover.

Send donations payable to “Manchester Community and Mental Health Branch Unison”. Messages of support and requests for speakers to Union office, Chorlton House, 70 Manchester Road, M21 9UN. Send protests to: Chief executive Sheila Foley, and copy to

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