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Defend George Thompson! Defend the right of PCS reps to publicly campaign against austerity! 30/07/2014

Posted by pcsdwpsheffield in Uncategorized.
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PCS rep George Thompson issued a press release about the number of staff to be cut in two north London Jobcentres.

Management say George breached the DWP Standards of Behaviour which states union representatives must not disclose without authorisation information that they obtain as a civil servant and through their work in DWP.

However, the information passed to George was not marked in confidence or restricted nor was he told it was of a sensitive nature. In fact this staffing information was routinely passed to PCS without any restriction every month.

George was given the information by management in his capacity as a union representative and was taking part in a lawful union campaign and made clear he was speaking for PCS.

DWP have imposed a two year final written warning. The case has been submitted to an employment tribunal.

PCS believe that representatives have a legitimate right to comment on job cuts as a part of the campaign against austerity.

The petition has now been created as an eaction on the PCS website campaigns page. The link is: http://action.pcs.org.uk/page/s/defend-george-thompson

 Please encourage everybody to go to the link and sign the petition on line.

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