Socialist Worker

Protest demands Leicester union member Kumaran Bose's reinstatement

by Nick Clark
Issue No. 2509

Activists rally for Kumaran Bose in Leicester

Activists rally for Kumaran Bose in Leicester (Pic: Reinstate Kumaran Bose)

Supporters of victimised food worker Kumaran Bose protested in Leicester city centre last Saturday to demand his reinstatement.

Kumaran was sacked by bosses at the Kettleby Foods factory, which is just outside Leicester, for trying to build the Bfawu food workers’ union.

Hundreds of workers had flocked to join the union after factory owner Samworth Brothers announced cuts to weekend, night shift and overtime pay.

Kumaran was sacked after speaking out at mass meetings organised by Bfawu. Now workers and supporters are fighting to get his job back.

Kumaran told Socialist Worker, “The protest went well—there were a lot of people there.

“We also had a meeting with the trades council, which is supporting me, afterwards.” He added, “The campaign is doing well. Everyone has heard about it. I’ve still got an appeal hearing coming up, so we’ll see what happens.”

Supporters were set to hold a day of action in support of Kumaran this Sunday.

Bfawu needs to win Kumaran’s reinstatement—with strikes if necessary.

Go to the Facebook page Reinstate Kumaran Bose

Join the protest on Sunday 12.30pm, Chetwode House, Melton Mowbray LE13 1GA

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