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Glasgow Unison rep Claire Lyall reinstated

by Raymie Kiernan
Issue No. 2427

Claire Lyall

Claire Lyall (Pic: Duncan Brown)


A Glasgow Unison union convenor won her appeal yesterday, Tuesday, against her dismissal by city council bosses. She is to be fully reinstated to her job as a community worker.

Unison social work vice-convenor Claire Lyall was dismissed in her absence at a hearing that both her doctor and the council’s own medical consultants had advised she was unfit to attend.

But a panel of city councillors yesterday reversed that decision and said Claire should be fully reinstated.

Glasgow City Unison applauded the appeal panel for “correcting a huge wrong”. It had campaigned for Claire’s reinstatement arguing, “The events which triggered the initial investigation wholly related to Claire’s duties as a trade union representative.”

The branch thanked the thousands of people who signed the petition and sent messages of support for Claire.

Unison said, “Claire is delighted with the result.”


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Wed 29 Oct 2014, 18:08 GMT
Issue No. 2427
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