Electricians sacked after asking for union recognition

via the Blacklist Support Group

6 Jan 2023| News

Action by rank & file sparks has forced the closure of SSE HQ in Hope Street, Glasgow. The unofficial action came after Kirby Group Engineering sacked 3 highly skilled electricians working on the Scottish High Voltage Network. The electricians were asking for UNITE to be recognised by the major electrical contractor.

Do Scottish Power, SSE and Kirby Group support blacklisting of union members? In the past, the Scottish parliament passed motions against awarding publicly funded contracts to companies involved in blacklisting.

An employment tribunal claim for automatic unfair dismissal for trade union activities has already been submitted and an Interim Relief hearing is set to take place at Glasgow ET on Friday 27th January. Expect more rank & file action until the workers are reinstated.