Wednesday 5 November 2008

Launch of Karen Reissmann legal defence fund

When any union activist is victimised, we should all be quick off the mark to support them.

The campaign to defend Karen Reissmann, the UNISON activist and Manchester mental health nurse, has the added dimension that she was victimised for speaking out in defence of the NHS. It is in the interests of every supporter of the NHS as well as every trade unionist to support her campaign.

The strike and ongoing campaign in defence of Karen has made a real impact in Manchester, helping rebuild the traditions of solidarity and the networks that we all need.

Karen has had to launch a financial appeal to fund her tribunal case, after UNISON disgracefully withdrew support. You can download an appeal letter and collection sheet. The photo below is from the press launch of the appeal.

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