BOB McNEILL, Mark Crossland and Eddie Grimes, who are taking part in Britain's longest running industrial dispute, travelled to London on Thursday of last week to attend their bosses' appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal offices. They were part of a group of workers in the Amicus union at the William Cook's foundry in Sheffield who were told not to return to work after striking for one day in April 2001. They have been campaigning since.
They won their case for unfair dismissal last July. A tribunal demanded Cook's reinstate 20 sacked workers. At the appeal last week the judge referred the case back to the industrial tribunal to judge the appeal.
Derek Simpson, general secretary of Amicus, said, 'We will support our members until they are offered reinstatement or compensation. The company would be better settling the case now rather than spending more money on lawyers and losing.'
Continue to send messages of support and donations to William Cook's Strikers, 116 Richmond Park Crescent, Handsworth, Sheffield S13 8HG.