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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Reissman Campaign Continues

Next Monday a rally is taking place in Leeds for the sacked Manchester mental health worker Karen Reissman and her colleagues who have been taking solidarity action. Rallies took place in Manchester and London on Tuesday. The following was posted on Indymedia -

Karen is a Psychiatric Nurse with Manchester Mental Health Trust.
Karen is the Chair of the UNISON Branch and a member of UNISON’s Health Service Group Executive.

Karen has been sacked by her employer for;

• Speaking out against NHS cuts and Privatisation
• Telling people she was being disciplined
• Protest her innocence

Karen has received fantastic support from her colleagues who are currently on indefinite strike.

Come along to the meeting to hear Karen explain what has happened.


Still sacked after her appeal the need for solidarity with Karen and her colleagues becomes more intense with threats of further victimisation for those who have supported her. Her ongoing campaign for reinstatment is boud to become a test case fopr all trade unionists and their right to speak out.

Please join the rally this Monday called by the Trades Council

Monday 17th December
Time 7.15-9pm
Place Council Chamber
Leeds Civic Hall

Posted by Mike Fenwick on behalf of Leeds Keep Our NHS Public


There are solidarity events coming up on Thursday 13th and Tuesday 18th December in Manchester - a gig and a comedy night with Mark Steele and Mark Thomas -

# Thursday 13th December, Strikers' Solidarity Event/Benefit Night and gig (for the campaign to reinstate Karen Reissmann), Irish Community Centre, 17 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester, M24 9DJ.
£5 entrance fee to raise money for the strike fund, music, DJ, raffles (entrance fee includes raffle), prizes. Buy on the door or in advance from the venue - also tickets available on the picket lines. All proceeds from this event will go to the strike hardship fund.

# Tuesday 18th December, Mark Thomas and Mark Steele, Strikers' Solidarity Event at the Comedy Store in Manchester, at 8pm. Tickets, priced £14 (£10 concessions) are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk (08448 260001) or the comedy store (0161 839 9595).

More info from the campaign website - http://www.reinstate-karen.org/1.html

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