Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Lambeth UNISON votes for solidarity with Adrian Swain

This motion was passed unanimously at our branch committee today:

This branch notes:

Adrian Swain is an NUT rep at St Paul’s Way School in Tower Hamlets. He is currently being disciplined by management for failing to comply with the school’s dress code. The code was imposed on staff in the autumn term with no consultation whatsoever. Adrian has been given a final written warning for misconduct (for failing to obey a “reasonable instruction” of the headteacher) and he faces a hearing in December which could result in his dismissal.

This branch expresses its solidarity with Adrian Swain and agrees that:

• The head teacher at St Paul’s Way School should stop the victimisation of Adrian Swain, halt the disciplinary procedures and reverse the previous decision to discipline Adrian Swain.

• We offer our full and unconditional solidarity to Adrian Swain and the NUT group at the school in resisting this victimisation.

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