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Packed Tower Hamlets meeting for sacked Unison steward

Issue No. 2141

Over 100 people packed into a meeting on Wednesday of last week on the Isle of Dogs in Tower Hamlets in defence of Debbie Cordrey, a sacked Unison union steward at Island Homes.

Jim Fitzpatrick, local Labour MP and government minister, told the meeting, “The allegations against Debbie don’t stand up. One Community Housing and One Island Homes have failed to deliver for people.

“Debbie is being scapegoated. I hope that natural justice will prevail and we can get Debbie reinstated.”

Other speakers included former Labour councillor Martin Young, John Gray of London region Unison, local resident Sarah Castro and John McDermott from the Unison national executive, who is also facing victimisation.

A strike ballot of Unison members at Island Homes is to close on Monday of next week.

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