Recommended reading | June

Unions fight fire and rehire

The June 2021 LRD workplace report talks about Fire & Rehire tactics in the workplace and how Unions are fighting this

– British Gas, British Airways, Heathrow Airport, Sheffield University and Go North West are some of the better-known employers that have been prepared to threaten workers with the sack during the pandemic in order to secure changes in employees’ terms and conditions.

Read in full here Unions fight fire and rehire

Horizon Judicial Inquiry Hearings to commence ‘early 2022’

In the wake of recent rulings related to the Horizon scandal it’s been announced that an independent judicial enquiry will commence next year.

After 20 years, campaigners won a legal battle to have their cases reconsidered, after claiming that the computer system was flawed.

Here’s are a couple of good explainers of what that’s all about Post Office scandal: What the Horizon saga is all about and The Post Office scandal: what actually happened?

CWU assistant secretary Andy Furey recently said “This is good news. Let’s make sure we win real justice for all, accountability for the guilty, and appropriate governance reform going forward which ideally will include independent trade union representation for postmasters through the CWU as it is evident that postmasters collectively need a strong voice.”

Read more about that here Horizon Judicial Inquiry Hearings to commence ‘early 2022’

Amnesty International | China: Draconian repression of Muslims in Xinjiang amounts to crimes against humanity

In a newly released report, ‘Like We Were Enemies in a War’: China’s Mass Internment, Torture, and Persecution of Muslims in Xinjiang, Amnesty International International’s Crisis Response team released dozens of new testimonies from former detainees detailing the extreme measures taken by Chinese authorities since 2017 to essentially root out the religious traditions, cultural practices and local languages of the region’s Muslim ethnic groups.