Mark Lyon needs your support
Support a fellow trade union member under attack
Mark Lyon, dismissed after 25 years’ service, from Ineos. Mark was one of the Grangemouth stewards who came to Ellesmere Port in 2009 to support us and speak at our General Meeting when we were put up for sale by Shell. Mark and a fellow steward drove to Ellesmere Port from Scotland for the meeting and then drove straight back to Grangemouth after.
This week Ineos, owners of the Grangemouth site, sacked Mark. Mark has worked at the site for 25 years, and as unite convenor served his industry and supported thousands of people at work at their time of need.
Now we need to stand by Mark
Cut and paste the following letters to your MP
Mark has been on sick leave, under dreadful stress because of intolerable pressure at work. But despite medical advice that Mark was not fit to attend his disciplinary hearing, he was sacked. He was dismissed in his absence. Unite firmly believes that this was because Ineos was determined to rush through a disciplinary process against Mark, denying his legal representatives the appropriate time to prepare his defence. Unite will, of course, fight this disgraceful decision.
We will pursue justice, not just because Mark deserves it but because workers and trade unionist everywhere must be protected at work. But we need you to speak out too. Please take one moment to help build support for Mark and for trade unionists everywhere and get your MP to support this EDM
Michael Connarty MP has be tabled an Early Day Motion 1046 expressing serious concern at the anti-trade union behaviour of Ineos at its petrochemical plant in Grangemouth.
For Mark and for trade union
members across this country, please show your support.
Please urge your MP to support EDM 1046.
Thanks for your support on this important issue