This week, there are several actions you can take in support of victimised Home Office reps Jon Bigger and Kevin Smith.
Jon is facing redundancy despite assurances that the Home Office would seek to avoid it. They are still recruiting for roles at his grade and yet insist he must go. For more information see here. Please click on the link below to use the standard letter to force answers from the Home Office.
Letter to HO Perm Sec (.doc)
The letter can be printed and sent to the Home Office or emailed as per below:
3rd Floor Peel Building
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF
Email address: email@example.com
Kevin was sacked for standing up to management bullying. For more information see here. From the 1st March to 28th March 2013 staff who work in the Capital Building in Liverpool should not undertake any overtime during this period. This includes overtime in the working week and at weekends.
There will be pickets and a mass protest held outside the various entrances to the Capital Building (map) from 6 to 9am on both Saturday and Sunday. Every member of staff, rank-and-file civil servant and supporter of workers’ rights who is able to attend is encouraged to get involved and fully support the action.
The petition to the Permanent Secretary has already had a good number of signatures. You can still sign it here.
The Civil Service Rank & File Network agreed at its first conference to support Kevin’s case and all other cases of victimisation by management. The full solidarity of the network goes to Jon and Kevin in their fight.