PCS union branch secretary Sam Buckley has become the fifth union officer to be sacked from the Child Support Agency in Hastings in two and a half years. He was sacked on charges of “incapability”.
In a previous case an Employment Tribunal found branch chair Eddie Fleming had been unfairly dismissed – but management still refused to give him his job back.
However bosses at the office gave 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, reps were thrown off the premises by security.
A demonstration and rally – backed by the PCS at every level – takes place on Saturday 18 September, assembling at 1pm at Hastings Pier.
Email messages of solidarity and sponsorship of the march to [email protected]