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Defend Eileen Short

Issue No. 1978

A Tower Hamlets resident shows her support for Eileen at a meeting in Weavers Fields, east London. See page 9 for more events in the borough (Pic: Guy Smallman)

A Tower Hamlets resident shows her support for Eileen at a meeting in Weavers Fields, east London. See page 9 for more events in the borough (Pic: Guy Smallman)


Communications staff working for Tower Hamlets council in east London are walking out on Monday of next week to defend their colleague Eileen Short.

The workers are members of the Unison and NUJ unions, which have jointly called a rally to highlight Eileen’s case.

The rally will include speakers facing victimisation by Sefton council (see story below).

Eileen is facing redundancy after being pushed out of the press officer job she has held for 14 years. She is a key figure in Defend Council Housing both locally and nationally.

Her case has already won the backing of 51 MPs who have signed an early day motion in her support.

Rally in support of Eileen Short, 12.45pm, Monday 28 November, Mulberry Place, Clove Crescent, London E14. Send messages of support to Tower Hamlets Unison, 41/47 Bow Road, London E3 2BS or e-mail towerhamlets@unisonfree.net


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Sat 26 Nov 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1978
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