Reposted from the PCS Globe website. Following the case of Kevin Smith at Home Office Merseyside Branch, this is another worker victimised for organising.
The motion to CSRF Conference supporting Kevin Smith agreed to offer similar support for other victimised reps – further information of campaign activities in support of Jon’s case will follow.
Members will be aware that recently a PCS rep in the Home Office Merseyside Branch was sacked after raising a grievance against his manager. This follows the sacking a couple of years ago of two high profile reps in the Home Office Group.
In our own branch the outgoing Branch Secretary, Jon Bigger has been surplus since June 2010. On being declared surplus he was told that every effort would be made to avoid his redundancy. However, earlier this week he was handed a Compulsory Redundancy Notice.
Jon has applied for numerous roles within the Home Office and for the vast majority of these he has been the only candidate. When declared surplus he was told that if he was the only candidate for a role then the process would be a matter of meeting the hiring manager informally before being slotted into the role. Instead, on each occasion Jon…
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