"The Green Party Trade Union Group expresses its solidarity with Stalin Bermudez, the SOAS Unison Branch Chair, who has been sacked by management at SOAS. GPTU also fully supports the industrial action in response to his sacking that is being taken by SOAS Unison members on 28th May, 2009. The Green Party has been active in Living Wage campaigns across London, and supported the May Day demonstration for the Bloomsbury Living Wage Campaign which Stalin Bermudez addressed. GPTU reaffirms its support for this campaign, and for all campaigns to institute a Living Wage across the whole of London; for justice, respect and a decent standard of pay and conditions to be afforded to all workers.
GPTU commends Stalin Bermudez for the work he and his comrades have done in progressing the Living Wage campaign in SOAS and demands his immediate reinstatement in order that his work will be allowed to continue."