Downloading PDF. Please wait... Issue 2244

Reinstate Kevin Hughes now

This article is over 11 years, 4 months old
Sacked Merseyside firefighter Kevin Hughes has won an employment tribunal—but has yet to be reinstated.
Issue 2244

Sacked Merseyside firefighter Kevin Hughes has won an employment tribunal—but has yet to be reinstated.

Firefighters in the FBU union almost struck over his sacking. But this did not happen after management agreed that they would respect any tribunal decision.

Chief fire officer Tony McGuirk said reinstating Kevin Hughes was “not possible”.

Merseyside FBU secretary Les Skarratts said, “Given the unanimous decision of the tribunal… we’d expect the fire authority to immediately reinstate.”

Meanwhile, firefighters protested against equipment cuts outside Stroud fire station last Saturday.

Sign up for our daily email update ‘Breakfast in Red’

Latest News

Make a donation to Socialist Worker

Help fund the resistance
One-off