7 May 2013
PCS members in the DWP contact centre at Hartshead Square in Sheffield are striking against the unfair sacking of union rep Lee Rock, today, Tuesday 7 May.
62 percent of members who voted voted to strike over the victimisation of their union rep.
Lee is being treated appallingly and has been banned from the premises even though he has a legal right to represent members at the site. He has even been banned from local Job Centre Plus’s!
The PCS branch has stated that if today’s strike does not win Lee’s reinstatement them they will escalate the strikes by balloting the whole branch to involve local JCP, Benefit Centre, and other workers.
Messages of support can be sent to branch chair Ian Furness: Ian.k.Furness@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
Also contact Ian if you wish to donate to the hardship fund.