The campaign against the suspension of Anthony “Chub” Czubkowski, the senior shop steward for the Amicus union at Central Networks, took a number of steps forward last week.
Chub was suspended from work just before Christmas, pending an investigation. Central Networks is part of the German energy company E.ON.
A meeting of the Central Networks forum representatives of the five unions on Monday of last week agreed that all negotiations with the company will be suspended until the issue is resolved.
Some 100 union members attended a workplace meeting for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire on Wednesday of last week. The meeting gave unanimous support to the unions’ campaign and welcomed the ballot for action that Amicus and the GMB union are planning across the company.
The European Works Council, which is the consultative body for the unions across the European wide company, has invited Chub to its meeting this week to tell it about his case.
Chub is a delegate to the council but would have been unable to attend as the firm would not pay for it. But the works council stepped in to pay for it.
Campaigners lobbied the visit of E.ON’s international labour relations director to E.ON’s headquarters in Coventry on Monday this week.
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