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Sacked after doing safety inspection

Issue No. 2152

Penny Gower, a longstanding activist of the EIS Scottish teachers union, has been summarily dismissed from her job at Carnegie College.

Her dismissal comes after she conducted a safety inspection that caused no disruption to her teaching duties. She was given no opportunity to call witnesses or appeal against the decision.

Alan Ferguson, EIS further education president, told Socialist Worker, “It is nothing short of scandalous that a college management should act in this way. It is vital that solidarity is shown with the EIS branch at Carnegie College.”

Email messages of support to the branch at and protest messages to management at

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Tue 19 May 2009, 19:01 BST
Issue No. 2152
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