'I WAS suspended at the beginning of November last year after allegations were made regarding my behaviour on the picket line during last year's big unofficial strikes. I was then dismissed on 30 December. John Farnan, the union's divisional rep for the Anglia region, represented me during the disciplinary hearing, and did an excellent job. But, after taking my 15 years service (and clean conduct record) into account, the investigating manager still summarily dismissed me.
15 May 2004