Management at the Child Support Agency in Hastings have sacked Sam Buckley, PCS civil service union branch secretary. He has become the fifth union officer at the office to be sacked since November 2007. He was sacked on charges of “incapability”.
Trade unionists were outraged in 2008 when branch chair Eddie Fleming was found by a tribunal to have been unfairly dismissed but management still refused to give him his job back.
Management at the office have given permission to a staff member to stand as a candidate for the fascist British National Party (BNP) in local elections in 2008 and 2009.
When union activists attempted to hand out anti-BNP leaflets outside the office reps were thrown off the premises by security.
The PCS has called a demonstration and rally against the attacks in Hastings on Saturday 18 September, assembling at 1pm at Hastings Pier. It is backed by Hastings trades council.
Email messages of solidarity and sponsorship of the march to Sam Buckley on firstname.lastname@example.org