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December 6, 2009

Support Caroline Bedale

Filed under: About — supportcarolinebedale @ 2:46 pm

 CAROLINE BEDALE from Manchester is going to be banned from holding UNISON office for 8 years.
All charges relate to the campaign to reinstate Karen Reissmann – who had been sacked by her employer (Manchester Mental Health Trust and Social Care Trust) – and who was supported by UNISON in this campaign, not just for reinstatement to her job but for the right for trade unionists to speak out against cuts and privatisation.
Caroline Bedale has been found guilty by a UNISON Disciplinary Committee of charges relating to things she did after UNISON withdrew legal assistance from Karen Reissmann, just before Karen’s case was due to be heard by an Employment Tribunal.  The disciplinary penalty means she will be barred from holding union office for 8 years.

Caroline has been a loyal and committed UNISON activist for many years.  She does not always agree with the leadership of UNISON and the direction it takes.  Some think this is the real reason she has been disciplined and banned for 8 years.

If you are concerned about this:

– stand up and fight for public services

– build the union

– stand up for Caroline Bedale


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