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Support Abdul Omer at employment tribunal

Issue No. 2276

Supporters of Abdul Omer Mohsin, the sacked Unite union convenor at London Sovereign buses, will mount a protest outside his employment tribunal on Monday morning next week.

Abdul Omer was sacked by Sovereign in March last year after playing a leading role in Unite’s campaign to win better pay on London buses. Unite is funding his legal representation at his tribunal, which lasts from 7 to 11 November.

Bus drivers at Sovereign have refused to elect a new convenor and are demanding Abdul Omer’s reinstatement.

Abdul Omer’s case was boosted last Saturday when drivers at Edgware, Sovereign’s main bus garage, voted unanimously to ballot for strike action over his sacking.

Drivers at Abdul Omer’s garage at Harrow voted for a similar motion last month.

Left wing Labour MP John McDonnell has also backed his case, saying, “We need trade unionists like Abdul Omer if we are to protect our members’ jobs, wages and conditions.”

Lobby Abdul Omer’s employment tribunal. Monday 7 November, 9am to 10am, Radius House, 51 Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1HP

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Tue 1 Nov 2011, 19:35 GMT
Issue No. 2276
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