Archive for May 28th, 2009
Not that one, this one.
I received this message:
“SOAS UNISON members are taking strike action in support of Stalin tomorrow (Thursday, 28th May).
UNISON is demanding that the SOAS Governing Body review and reverse the appalling decision to sack Stalin.
Picket lines will be operating outside SOAS entrances all day.
Stalin has been an outstanding branch chair and his work with the successful SOAS Living Wage Campaign was central to ensuring that SOAS cleaning staff are now paid a living wage. It is now time to return that solidarity and support Stalin.
UNISON is urging SOAS staff, students and others to show whatever support they can.”
Joseph Stalin Bermudez, UNISON branch chair at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London was dismissed by the School following a disciplinary hearing held on 24 February 2009. Stalin was a key activist in the successful SOAS Justice for Cleaners Campaign.