Ancient greek nudist joins protestors in demo for reinstatement of Juan Carlos Piedra:UCL steps 10/12/2009
Juan Carlos Piedra (centre) at UCL demo 10/12/2009
SOAS Unison banner at demo for reinstatement of Juan Carlos Piedra:UCL 10/12/2009
UCU banner at Demo for Juan Carlos Piedra 10/12/2009
Picket Harbour Exchange: Reinstate Carlos at UCL now!
Host: Reinstate UCL cleaner - sacked for union activity
Type: Causes - Protest
Date: Friday, 11 December 2009
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Harbour Exchange, Canary Wharf (South Quay DLR station)
Description We're going to be picketing Harbour Exchange the day after our demo at UCL - HE is where Carlos has been placed by O&G before, where he suffered victimisation for his union activity, and where we know O&G will be forced to listen to us if we make big enough a scene.
If you'd like to join us from UCL, we'll be meeting in the Quad at 12:15 before making our way there by tube & DLR. Bring your Oyster card!
This is a real chance to make a difference to Carlos's campaign, so please do come along if you have an hour free!
REINSTATE JUAN CARLOS
Juan Carlos Piedra (above), has worked for Office and General for 1 year. O&G are the cleaning contractors at University College London (UCL). Juan Carlos was transferred from Harbour Exchange (Land Securities, Canary Wharf) to work in UCL after being called into a disciplinary meeting and warned about his trade union activities. He was told that his work was not the problem.
The only problem was his attitude - that he told people about the union, about their right to go tribunal if they were badly treated. Two days after being transferred to UCL he was called into a meeting and told that he had been seen at SOAS protesting against the immigration raid and at union protests. Then he was told "there is no job for you here" and was made redundant.
Juan Carlos was then reinstated in Exchange Tower (Canary Wharf) after UCL unions Unite and UCU called a protest, but he was not given the same conditions and he continues to be seriously victimised there for union activity.
UCL UNITE, UNISON AND UCU DEMAND THAT UCL MANAGEMENT CALL ON O&G TO REINSTATE JUAN CARLOS IN UCL IMMEDIATELY AND THAT THE VICTIMISATION BE STOPPED.
Picket for the right to be in a union. FRIDAY 11th DECEMBER 13.00. HARBOUR EXCHANGE,
SOUTH QUAY DLR Station.
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