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I'm Bryan Kennedy Updates Page



New Strike Dates Set From 8am on Friday 8th August to 8pm on Monday 11th August

Members at One Housing Group have announced four further days of strike over the sacking of lead convenor, Bryan Kennedy, and the general treatment of staff at the association. Details of picket lines for strike days will be added shortly. Follow the link for the latest News item.


Bryan Kennedy Appeal Hearing Postponed - But Not the Protest!

 

One Housing Group has today postponed Bryan Kennedy's appeal hearing. The appeal was against his summary dismissal in June for alleged underperformance. Management have not given any particular reason for the postponement (maybe they didn't like the film starring the CEO???). Whatever ... Our message to Bryan is that wherever and whenever OHG reschedule the hearing, we will be there to support you. The campaign will not be deterred by this kind of messing around and attrition! The protest action will still take place tomorrow as follows:

  • 10.30am
  • Wednesday 9th July
  • One Housing Group HQ
  • 100 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH 

 

Nearest tub Chalk Farm. See the map for directions.

Please also see this excellent short film setting out the background to the campaign.

Please come along!

 


OHG Summary Dismissal of Bryan Kennedy

On Tuesday 17th June, Bryan Kennedy was summarily dismissed from OHG. Many of the original 'charges' have been dropped and those that exist are highly questionable with limited evidence. This adds to our belief that Bryan had been suspended, now sacked, for his role as a Unite convenor. Bryan will be appealing and we will be sending further information over the coming days. The branch officer at One Housing Group was suspended immediately before a negotiation meeting in which the union would have raised the prolonged six-year pay freeze imposed on staff, but not for the top executives. He was sacked yesterday.

Ways to support Bryan:

Sign the Change.org petition to Re-Instate Bryan Kennedy.

Get regular updates on the protest activitities by visiting this web page.

Send messages of protest to:

Anthony Mayer, Chair of OHG: ralphajmayer@gmail.com

Mick Sweeney, Chief Executive: msweeney@onehousinggroup.co.uk

Click here for a template protest letter - either copy the text and email it to the above, or send it by post to: One Housing Group, 100 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH

Make a donation to the campaign

By BACS: Account Name: Unite Housing Workers Branch LE1111, Account No: 20040639, Sort Code: 08-60-01.

By sending a cheque made out to the Unite Housing Workers Branch LE1111, Unite LE1111, PO Box 66701, London E11 9FB. Please mark your donation ‘Campaign Funds’

Help our fundraising by downloading the I'm Bryan campaign song (minimum £1, more if you can afford it!).

 


 

OHG Strike in Support of Bryan Kennedy

Unite members at OHG will be on strike between Friday 6th June and Tuesday 10th June 2014. There will be two picket lines as follows: 

Friday 6th (8am-4pm) and Monday 9th (8am-4pm) 100 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH (3 minutes walk from Chalk Farm Tube next to The Roundhouse)

Saturday 7th (12 noon-2pm) Ponders Bridge House, 402A Caledonian Road, London N7 8UA (Next to Caledonian & Barnsbury Overground station / 5 mins walk from Caledonian Road Tube)

 

Please join us!

 


 

Urgent Appeal

 

We have had fantastic support from across the union movement but we are now urgently appealing for funds to help with the costs of running the 'I'm Bryan' and other campaigns.

To invite a speaker, contact Suzanne Muna, Branch Secretary (suz.muna.unite@gmail.com). To make a donation by BACS: Account Name: Unite Housing Workers Branch LE1111, Account No: 20040639, Sort Code: 03-60-01. Please mark your donation ‘Campaign Funds’

 

Campaign Updates

 
 

24 April 2014 Unite members and supporters protested outside a social care event in which One Housing Group was participating.

24 April 2014 Unite served a formal, seven day notice on One Housing Group of its intention to ballot members at the Group. The ballot followed an internal consultative members' vote which returned 84% in favour of strike action.

 
 

23 April 2014 The disciplinary hearing for Bryan was due to take place but was postponed because due to Bryan's ill health. Nonetheless, a large number of members and supporters went ahead with a planned protest outside the Group's headquarters.

 

Press Coverage

 
Camden Trades Council
 
Inside Housing - 17 April 2014
 
National Shop Stewards Network - 23 April 2014
 
Socialist Worker 18 February 2014
 
Union News - 23 April 2014
 
Unite the Resistance 23 April 2014
 
Unite the Resistance 15 April 2014
 

- See more at: http://www.housingworkers.org.uk/sub-page/54/bryan-campaign.html#sthash.cMqxGhPX.dpuf