URGENT! New communications blockade and demonstration for Jon Bigger

Jon Bigger is a PCS rep facing a politically-motivated redundancy for his activities as a union rep.

His appeal against redundancy, due to take place last Wednesday, was rescheduled in the wake of a demonstration and communications blockade called by the Civil Service Rank & File Network. This was intended to stop our action but it didn’t and, with the hearing rescheduled, it won’t stop us taking action again.

If you are in London, please come along and stand united for Jon. Bring banners and flags and be prepared to make some noise:

Tuesday 16 April, 1o.30 am
Home Office HQ
2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF

For the full day of Jon’s appeal, we are also asking supporters to block up Home Office permanent secretary Sedwill’s lines of communication and make sure that he has to face opposition over his department’s actions.

Telephone Numbers:
Main: 0207 035 0197
Other extensions: 8806, 8808, 8809, 8765, 8851, 8812

Fax: 0870 336 9037
Send Free faxes via http://www.freepopfax.com/ input the number as +44 (leave out 0)

Full text of entire books to copy and paste for faxes available here: http://fulltextarchive.com/ e.g. http://fulltextarchive.com/page/The-Communist-Manifesto/

Email: mark.sedwill@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
Email: permanentsecretary.submissions@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Please also engage with Sedwill and the Home Office on Twitter:
@marksedwill
@ukhomeoffice

Even before the communications blockade, you can write to Mark demanding Jon’s reinstatement: http://action.pcs.org.uk/page/speakout/reinstate-jon-bigger

We ask that, if possible, folks make the effort to call. Emails and tweets are easy to send, but they’re easy to ignore too. Phone calls are much more effective at disrupting business as usual.

Be creative. Complaints and messages of support are good, but so is playing music down the phone, taking the mick and tying up the phone lines in any way possible. Call back and call often.

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A network for civil servants who want to resist the government's attacks on our terms and conditions. With PCS where they put up a fight, without them where they won't!
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