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" Unite activist Robert Czegeley spoke at our book launch of Dare to Be Free on 4 June. He had just been sacked from his job as a waiter at a very expensive hotel in London. We helped with his campaign, sending emails to the company managers etc.
We are delighted that following pressure from the union, he has been reinstated in his job.
We had a very successful launch of our new publication Dare to Be free: women in trade unions, past and present on Saturday at which we joined by Sarah Woolley from the Bakers Union, and Khadija, Ana and Robert from the Unite Hotel Workers branch. 3MT was full. You can read a full report and see some pictures here. It also includes a link on how to buy the book https://maryquaileclub.wordpress.com.
However Robert has been sacked from the hotel where he works in London, the ME Hotel on the Strand, which is a luxury hotel owned by the Melia Group. Rooms start at £325 per night. They own many similar hotels around the world. Clearly he has been sacked for union organising which is a legal activity in theory, but in practice there is little to stop employers behaving in this way.
However we can put pressure on the hotel chain by writing in support of Robert, asking the company to reinstate him.