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Ferry support to Wightlink strike

by Jon Woods
Issue No. 2282

RMT union members on Wightlink’s ferry service between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight are balloting for strikes over the dismissal of a union rep on 11 November.

Paul Kelly was sacked for responding to a mechanical emergency without protective equipment, as well as an unsubstantiated charge.

The RMT demands Paul’s immediate reinstatement. The ballot opened on Wednesday of last week and closes on 14 December. Paul’s appeal against dismissal was held on Friday of last week and the result was expected this week.

Paul was involved in resisting new rosters at Wightlink. He is determined to not to back down.

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Tue 6 Dec 2011, 17:55 GMT
Issue No. 2282
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