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Yunus Bakhsh case


Yunus Bakhsh: The fighter who refused to go down

Yunus Bakhsh: The fighter who refused to go down Psychiatric nurse Yunus Bakhsh was driven from his job of more than 20 years—and purged from the union he had tirelessly built. But with grassroots support from across the trade union movement he fought his persecutors all the way, making legal history as he went.

Sacked nurse Yunus Bakhsh wins final settlement from NHS bosses

Sacked nurse Yunus Bakhsh wins final settlement from NHS bosses Yunus Bakhsh, the nurse and trade unionist who was illegally sacked in 2006 by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, has won a very substantial sum as a final settlement in his dispute against his former employer.

Yunus Bakhsh wins permission to seek judicial review

Victimised health worker Yunus Bakhsh has won a landmark court case that could have implications for many activists sacked for their trade union activities.

QC takes on Yunus Bakhsh case

Leading employment lawyer John Hendy QC is taking up the case of Yunus Bakhsh, the nurse and trade union activist unlawfully sacked by Northumbria Tyne and Wear NHS Trust.

A key hearing for Yunus Bakhsh

Yunus Bakhsh, the sacked nurse and trade union activist who won a stunning victory against his employers, was due to face another key hearing this week.

Yunus Bakhsh: NHS trust swamped with complaints

Pressure is growing on health bosses in Newcastle who unlawfully sacked Yunus Bakhsh, the nurse and respected trade unionist.

MPs back Yunus's struggle for justice

19 July 2011
The scandal surrounding the sacking of Newcastle nurse Yunus Bakhsh is set to reach parliament.

Raise funds for Yunus Bakhsh

12 July 2011
Campaigners for Yunus Bakhsh, the Newcastle nurse who was unlawfully sacked for his trade union activities, are continuing to raise funds for his legal defence.

Yunus Bakhsh turned away on first day back at work

05 July 2011
Health bosses in Newcastle are flouting an Employment Tribunal and refusing to re-employ Yunus Bakhsh, a nurse they unlawfully sacked.

Yunus Bakhsh: Bosses move to re-employ nurse

17 May 2011
Supporters of Yunus Bakhsh, the Newcastle nurse unlawfully sacked for his trade union activity, were jubilant this week after NHS bosses moved to re-employ him.

Judge orders trust to reinstate Yunus Bakhsh

26 April 2011
Yunus Bakhsh, the high profile nurse and activist who was unlawfully sacked for trade union activities, won reinstatement at an employment tribunal last week.

Cash news soon in Yunus Bakhsh’s case

14 December 2010
Victimised trade unionist Yunus Bakhsh was expecting to find out when his Employment Tribunal remedies hearing will take place as Socialist Worker went to press. The hearing will decide the level of compensation he will receive.

Kenny Bell drops a clanger over Yunus Bakhsh

14 September 2010
Kenny Bell, the branch secretary of Newcastle City Unison and deputy regional convenor of the Northern region, has made an extraordinary intervention in the case of Yunus Bakhsh.

Yunus Bakhsh celebrates—and vows to fight on

07 September 2010
Campaigners from across north east England packed into a victory party for Yunus Bakhsh last week. An Employment Tribunal recently found that Yunus, a nurse and union activist, had been illegally sacked.

Yunus’ fight for justice

03 August 2010
August 2006: Yunus reveals that Trust bosses have given themselves whopping pay rises while planning cuts to patient mealsSeptember 2006: Yunus is illegally suspended from work after an anonymous letter of complaint against him. His NHS Trust mounts an "investigation"November 2006: Yunus is diagnosed as suffering from depression January 2007: Unison suspends Yunus from his elected positions on basis of the same "evidence" used by TrustJune 2008: Trust sacks Yunus despite him being declared as too sick to attend disciplinary hearings<

Why is Yunus treated as Unison’s enemy within?

03 August 2010
Unison members will find no mention of the fact that Yunus resoundingly won his Tribunal in the statement the union issued about his case last week.

Activists hail Yunus Bakhsh’s victimisation victory

03 August 2010
The victory of leading trade unionist Yunus Bakhsh over his former employers at an Employment Tribunal last month continues to send shockwaves through the movement.

Victory for Yunus Bakhsh as health trust is bashed

27 July 2010
Yunus Bakhsh, a highly respected trade unionist from Newcastle, has won a four-year battle to clear his name after a landmark Employment Tribunal victory.

Victory! Yunus Bakhsh wins Employment Tribunal

23 July 2010
After a four-year battle for justice, sacked and victimised nurse Yunus Bakhsh has won a landmark victory at an employment tribunal.

Verdict due in critical Yunus Bakhsh tribunal

04 May 2010
Sacked nurse and union activist Yunus Bakhsh’s employment tribunal has completed its hearings and the panel is now considering a verdict. A decision is expected in about three weeks.

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