Coventry refuse workers take unofficial action to defend victimised union rep
Coventry refuse workers based at Whitley Depot today downed tools in response to the suspension of a UNITE shop steward amid allegations of ongoing bullying by management.
In a show of strength and solidarity over 30 workers descended on Coventry Council House in the City Centre to protest and support their colleague, as union representatives talked with management.
Determined to show their support, workers remained outside the building all morning and early afternoon. A meeting tomorrow morning was planned to discuss any updates and any further action. It is vital that UNITE nationally throws its support behind the rep and this group of workers, and activists from other Council unions need to discuss how to show support. Unions are fighting not just for their own members, but also the future of public services. Everyone in Coventry needs to support the action today, and any future action called by the union.
An injury to one is an injury to all! We demand the immediate reinstatement of the suspended rep!