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Employment tribunal for Karen Reissmann

Issue No. 2113

Sacked trade union activist and nurse Karen Reissmann is taking her employers to an employment tribunal.

Karen, a member of the Unison union, was sacked after speaking out against cuts and privatisation in Manchester mental health services. A massive campaign for her re-instatement – including prolonged strike action by 800 mental health workers – followed.

Her supporters are now preparing for the first day of the tribunal on Monday 1 September in Manchester, where they will ensure a huge show of support for Karen.

Karen is also a candidate in a by-election for Unison’s national executive. Voting closes on 26 August.

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Tue 5 Aug 2008, 17:37 BST
Issue No. 2113
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