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Victimised lecturer reinstated

Issue No. 2294

A lecturer at Angus College who was suspended after complaining about a sexist event has been reinstated.

Cherry Hopton, an EIS union member, objected to college plans to “celebrate” International Women’s Day by giving women red roses. She discussed her objections with the head of human resources.

She refused to attend a private meeting with him without a union representative present—and was suspended.

EIS union reps launched a campaign and Cherry has now been reinstated.

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Tue 13 Mar 2012, 18:13 GMT
Issue No. 2294
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