Victimised RMT rep found NOT guilty

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Today victimised RMT rep Mark Harding was jordans for sale found not guilty of what was a serious (if wholesale nfl jerseys absurd) charge under the Industrial Relations Act. He has endured 3 months of uncertainty not least because a guilty verdict could have resulted in 6 months jail and/or serious implications for his career.

The charge arose from the highly successful cheap jerseys wholesale RMT/TSSA dispute of London Underground in February. Mark was accused of intimidation after verbally appealing to a A scab not to cross his picket line at Hammersmith. He was arrested after a spurious complaint was made and then held for <a href="http://www.cheap-jordansukshoeshopps3.com/" cheap nfl jerseys target=”_blank”>cheap jordans online an astonishing 13 hours before being given bail conditions that effectively banned him from Trade Union activity. The RMTs legal team got Ray Ban sale the conditions overturned but the charges remained. Todays verdict was clearly a massive relief for all involved.

Steve Hedley RMT assistant General Secretary said outside the court: “This is an important victory not just for us but for all trade unionists. We cheap ray bans believe that the ongoing threat of industrial action by our staff caused the oakley outlet state to bring this case. We have successfully defended our right to peacefully picket.”

Mark was vindicated but sadly so were the authorities. The magistrate went out of her way to exonerate the cops in what was an outrageous, vindictive and utterly custom jerseys blatant case of political policing.

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Lambeth College and Brixton Ritzy strikers fight for our future

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96% yes vote for an all out indefinite strike against cuts to sick pay and holidays, and increased hours – so Lambeth college’s management run to the courts to get an injunction to stop them. This was already a local issue of national importance, with other colleges threatening similar attacks. Now Lambeth college principal Mark Silverman has turned it into an issue for the entire trade union movement by denying his employees their democratic right to protest.

lambeth college strikeThe changes to contracts will mean an extra 5 weeks work a year with no extra pay, and a cut in sick pay from 6 months on full pay and 6 months on half pay, to 4 months on full pay and 2 months on half pay. The only figure management to can come up with for how much this will save the college is £20,000 for the Cheap Oakleys Sunglasses cut in sick pay – a facility only used oakley outlet by workers in extremely difficult circumstances, for example cancer. So management are saying L’éditam they are no longer prepared to support staff in such difficulties – but they are happy to spend £35,000 refurbishing an office for Silverman that jordans for sale he only uses for a maximum of one day a week. Meanwhile many lecturers report having to go to the stationers themselves to buy pens and paper for the students out cheap oakleys sunglasses of their own money.

This is all happening against a backdrop of management plans to shut down the 100 year old Brixton centre of the college, Cheap nba Jerseys which is being sold off to cheap nfl jerseys make cheap nfl jerseys way for the Trinity Academy free school – a school run by people who are openly looking to attract children from the Baratas Replicas Ray Ban influx of rich white newcomers to Brixton.
Lecturers in the University and College Union (UCU) are now reballoting for all out indefinite strike action, and support workers in UNISON are doing the same.

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-2429" alt="lambeth college strike2" Cheap Jordan Shoes src=”http://reelnews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/lambeth-college-strike2.jpg” width=”1920″ height=”1080″ srcset=”http://reelnews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/lambeth-college-strike2.jpg 1920w, http://reelnews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/lambeth-college-strike2-300×168.jpg 300w, http://reelnews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/lambeth-college-strike2-1024×576.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 1920px) 100vw, 1920px” />Footage from the strike on Mayday, culminating in Lambeth college strikers marching with Brixton Ritzy strikers fighting for the London living wage. As resentment grows against the rapid gentrification Cheap Jordans of Lambeth and the fastest rising house prices in Britain, more and more locals are drawing a line in the sand and saying: Enough is enough.

Bob Crow 1961 – 2014

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It is with great sadness that we have learned of the sudden death of RMT General Secretary Bob Crow at Fake Oakleys the age of just 52. He was a trade union leader like no other constantly fighting and winning for his members.

Bob came from a humble background leaving school at 16 to work on the railways. He progressed through the forerunners of the RMT becoming a national officer and then General Secretary of the RMT in 2002. For ten years he led the union never giving an inch to the bosses. From the tunnels of the London Underground to the oil rigs of the North Sea, workers represented by Bob had enormous respect for his methods as they saw their pay and conditions improve under his leadership.

Aside from his Trade Union work Bob was passionate about international issues and local social justice. He supoorted the Tomlinson family after Ian (a fellow supporter Fake Ray Bans of his beloved Millwall) was killed by the Police at the G20 protests in London. He was also hockey jerseys an outspoken supporter of the Palestinian cause and a vociferous critic of the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

RMT organiser Mac McKenna cheap jordans for sale who spoke at our last REEL NEWS monthly event said: “They hated him; the chancers and the spivs, the privatisers and the bullies, the toffs and the Tories, they throwback jerseys all despised him, cos he wouldn’t be ‘reasonable’, he wouldn’t be ‘modern’, he wouldn’t accept that ‘the market’ was best. Instead, he led a trade union that tried, very successfully at times, to defend its members interests, save jobs, push up pay and improve conditions. At a time of stagnating or declining trade union membership, the RMT grew; and it grew because workers could see the RMT was prepared to fight. Proper fight. Not just words and resolutions, but strike action, and Bob would go on TV and defend his members for taking strike action and lay the blame firmly on the bosses. When a Circle line train driver was sacked for playing squash while off sick, Bob turned up at his press conference and presented the driver with a new squash racquet. It was that sort of ‘fuck you’ that made it worth being in the RMT. So long Bob, it was a privilege to be Cheap Jerseys a part of the fight with you.”

Bob leaves behind a proud legacy. Although his life was cut painfully short, his last great battle to save jobs and ticket offices on London Underground saw massive public support and tory mayor Boris Johnson humiliated. His example will be the toughest of acts to follow. Our thoughts are with his family and comrades.

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