Northern Ireland: Sacked Belfast Airport workers end protest

Commitment from union to cover costs

12 October 2007

The two sacked shop stewards who occupied the rooftop of Transport House in Belfast have finished their hunger strike after a 24 hour protest.

They have now secured cheques owed to them from the outcome of their victorious Industrial Tribunal case which had been tied up in a legal dispute between their solicitor and the T&GWU/Unite.

A meeting between the shop stewards and union officials to discuss drawing this long-running dispute to an end by the end of the month will take place on Wednesday.

We would like to thank all fellow socialists and true trade unionists who sent messages of solidarity and protest to T&GWU/Unite. As a result of this campaign amongst rank and file activists we were able to get much needed publicity which undoubtedly pressurised the union.

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October 2007