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Send messages of protest for Yunus Bakhsh

Published Wed 20 Jul 2011
Issue No. 2261

The scandal surrounding the sacking of Newcastle nurse Yunus Bakhsh is set to reach parliament.

Labour MP John McDonnell has put forward an early day motion that condemns Northumbria, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust for unlawfully sacking Yunus for his trade union activity.

The motion also attacks the trust for refusing to accept the ruling of an Employment Tribunal that ordered Yunus be reinstated by 30 June.

News of Trust bosses’ stubborn disregard continues to shock trade unionists.

Yunus has once again been forced to hire lawyers in a bid to win his job back.

He is appealing for funds to ensure his former bosses don’t get away with flouting the law.

Journalists in the NUJ Left group last week circulated details of the case to all their members.

It is vital that collection sheets for Yunus’s campaign are circulated far and wide.

The campaign is also urging trade unionists to raise support John McDonnell’s motion with their local MPs.

Yunus’s supporters are calling for trade unionists to send messages to his employer protesting at the way the Trust has behaved and to agree to Yunus’s demands.

Yunus's MP, Ian Mearns, has written to the Trust raising concerns about how Yunus has been treated.

Rush messages of protest to the Trust chief executive by emailing gillian.fairfield@ntw.nhs.uk

Send donations and request standing order forms by writing to: Defend Yunus Bakhsh Campaign, c/o 46c Lawe Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2EN

Rush messages of protest to the Trust chief executive by emailing gillian.fairfield@ntw.nhs.uk

Send donations and request standing order forms by writing to: Defend Yunus Bakhsh Campaign, c/o 46c Lawe Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2EN


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Wed 20 Jul 2011, 18:54 BST
Issue No. 2261
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