CWU members may strike over football fan’s sacking

The Communications Workers’ Union
has again threatened to ballot its 18,000 members in London on strike action if
an alleged football hooligan doesn’t get his job back.

According to website Ananova, Arsenal
fan Tom Doherty, 24, from Archway, north London, who was sacked after allegedly
fighting in Copenhagen in 2000, was told he would immediately be reinstated if
an appeal by the Royal Mail failed.

An employment tribunal today stayed
any decision until the appeal was heard – which will take several months.

CWU official Peter Donaghy says:
"We had hoped the Post Office would see sense and drop its appeal."

By Quentin Reade



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