Thursday, 6 February 2014

Unite call to support Grangemouth Convenor

SPARE a moment to support a fellow trade union member under attack
Mark Lyon, dismissed after 25 years’ service, from Ineos
Urge your MP to sign EDM 1046
Urge your MSP to sign motion S4M-08956
This week Ineos, owners of the Grangemouth site, sacked Mark Lyon.
Mark has worked at the site for 25 years, and as unite convenor served his industry and supported thousands of people at work at their time of need.
Now we need to stand by Mark.
Mark has been on sick leave, under dreadful stress because of intolerable pressure at work. But despite medical advice that Mark was not fit to attend his disciplinary hearing, he was sacked.
He was dismissed in his absence. Unite firmly believes that this was because Ineos was determined to rush through a disciplinary process against Mark, denying his legal representatives the appropriate time to prepare his defence.
Unite will, of course, fight this disgraceful decision.
We will pursue justice, not just because Mark deserves it but because workers and trade unionist everywhere must be protected at work.
But we need you to speak out too. Please take one moment to help build support for Mark and for trade unionists everywhere and get your MP to support this EDM.
Michael Connarty MP has be tabled an Early Day Motion 1046 expressing serious concern at the anti-trade union behaviour of Ineos at its petrochemical plant in Grangemouth.
For Mark and for trade union members across this country, please show your support.

Please urge your MP to support EDM 1046.
Click here to find out who your MP is.
With thanks
Len McCluskey
Pat Rafferty

1 comment:

Barrie said...

Reading the latest edition of Northern Voices, I read the appeal Len McCluskey in his call for support for Mark at Grangemouth in writing to our MP.

This is frustrating to those who reside is a rabid Tory constituency , especially one that is a "Friend of Israel"

To call on Graham Brady to support an EDM for the re-instatement of a Unite Convenor would be a waste of effort, like many other issues I wish that a hearing would be of little use. b

Keep Well,