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Why was PCS union rep sacked?

Issue No. 2181

Land Registry management have sacked Jane Brooke, a PCS civil service workers’ union rep in Weymouth. She and other workers have made an industrial injury complaint against their employer.

Management conducted surveillance on six members of staff at the Weymouth office. A disciplinary inquiry was then conducted into two members of staff.

The union believes that the surveillance is a breach of the Data Protection and Human Rights Acts and “an affront to common human decency”.

Following the investigation, Jane Brooke was summarily dismissed and escorted off the premises with just five minutes’ notice. Jane has worked in the same office for 31 years with an unblemished record.

The PCS has organised a campaign meeting for this Friday 11 December, at 11.45am, the Alexandra Pub, Chickerell Road in Weymouth. Speakers include Chris Baugh, the PCS assistant general secretary and Brian Shaw the PCS group secretary for Land Registry.

Email messages of support for Jane to [email protected]

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Wed 9 Dec 2009, 14:59 GMT
Issue No. 2181
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