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Yunus Bakhsh: NHS trust swamped with complaints

Issue No. 2267

Pressure is growing on health bosses in Newcastle who unlawfully sacked Yunus Bakhsh, the nurse and respected trade unionist.

Campaigners have seen scores of protest emails sent recently to the head of Northumbria, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust.

Most emails demand to know why the Trust is refusing to obey an Employment Tribunal order to re-employ Yunus, who they sacked for his trade union activity.

Bosses are also reeling after MPs representing more than 30 constituencies covered by the Trust received copies of an early day motion written by Labour’s John McDonnell.

The motion insists the Trust be held to account by a parliamentary inquiry, that it should honour the Tribunal’s decision, and pay Yunus’s legal costs in full.

Yunus’s supporters plan to keep the pressure up by lobbying the Trust’s annual members’ meeting, where there will be a chance to raise the issue in public.

They are encouraging trade unionists and others to attend and help ensure that the shocking detail of Yunus’s case is heard.

Email protest messages to the Trust chief executive gillian.fairfield@ntw.nhs.uk. Join the lobby of the Trust’s annual members’ meeting on Wednesday 28 September, 4pm until 7pm at St James’ Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Send donations and request standing order forms by writing to Defend Yunus Bakhsh Campaign, c/o 46c Lawe Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2EN


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Tue 30 Aug 2011, 17:11 BST
Issue No. 2267
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