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Issue No. 1772

AN EMPLOYMENT tribunal has unanimously agreed that Post Office management unfairly dismissed CWU union activist Mick Doherty. Mick, chair of the N/NW London CWU branch, was sacked after allegations of his involvement in football violence before last year's UEFA cup final in Copenhagen.

The tribunal criticised the Post Office for acting 'wholly unreasonably'. The tribunal also found that 'the overwhelming picture created by the evidence was that Mr Doherty acted in self defence'. Customers of Essex Road post office (where Mick worked) presented a petition signed by 2,000 calling for Mick's reinstatement.

Mick's brother Tom was successful in his employment tribunal a month ago after being dismissed by the Post Office for similar reasons. Activists now want both brothers to be reinstated.

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Sat 27 Oct 2001, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1772
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