20 June 2014
1. Sign petition in support of Bryan:
2. Send messages of protest to:
Anthony Mayer, Chair of OHG: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mick Sweeney, Chief Executive: email@example.com.
3. Make a donation to the campaign
By BACS: Account Name: Unite Housing Workers Branch LE1111, Account No: 20040639, Sort Code: 03-60-01.
By sending a cheque made out to the Unite Housing Workers Branch LE1111, Unite LE1111, PO Box 66701, London E11 9FB. Please mark your donation ‘Campaign Funds’
4. ‘I’m Bryan’ song for sacked OHG rep Bryan Kennedy is now available for download and people can donate more if wished.
Please share – all money going to the campaign.
Here is the link below:
5.Come to urgent OHG members and supporters meeting:
Wed 25th June
6:15 – 8:30pm ,
Faraday House ,
48 – 51 Old Gloucester St,
London , WC1N 3AE
Rush solidarity for Bryan now!
Bryan Kennedy, lead Unite representative at One Housing Group (OHG) was sacked from his job on 17 June 2014 having being suspended since February.
Unite belives this is a case of victimisation. The suspension took place immediately before a negotiation meeting in which the union would have raised the prolonged six-year pay freeze imposed on staff, while top executives have received regular increases. It currently pays some staff just £3.79 per hour.
OHG have a history of harassing and sacking trade union representatives. In 2009 a Unison rep at Island Homes – part of OHG – was sacked. Unison is clear that this was a case of victimisation and tenants protested that she had been speaking out against bad practice. Unite is determined to protect union reps and to prevent intimidation of union members in the sector.
Members have already taken four days strike action in support of their rep following a ballot in which 89 percent voted for action. OHG has refused repeated approaches from Unite to discuss industrial relations and the treatment of union representatives in the organisation and to find a resolution.