ONE OF Scotland's leading trade unionists has been expelled from his union. Roddy Slorach was thrown out of the UNISON union on Tuesday by union leaders who often claim to oppose New Labour policies. UNISON leader Rodney Bickerstaffe appears on TV attacking cuts in the public sector. The hollowness of that rhetoric is shown by his appalling treatment of Roddy.
Roddy led a successful unofficial strike by social work staff against Glasgow's New Labour council last year. Anti-union newspapers in Scotland attacked him. Now his own union has joined in.
Rush protests to Rodney Bickerstaffe, UNISON, fax 0171 387 6692.