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Support the NUJ and the IWW in the Scottish Parliament

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Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), employed through the Scottish Parliament as Caseworkers, Researchers and Parliamentary Assistant\'s for the SSP group are now involved in an industrial dispute with Tommy Sheridan MSP and Rosemary Byrne MSP. After two months of negotiations the dispute has been officially sanctioned by the National Executive Council of the NUJ. It is also fully supported by the IWW. The dispute has been caused because the two MSPs have ripped up a collective agreement with the workers and have unilaterally broken a contract agreed to in May 2005. We the undersigned: * Support members of the National NUJ and the IWW Union in their struggle to resist any attacks on their pay and conditions. * Recognise that the dispute has been caused by Rosemary Byrne MSP and Tommy Sheridan MSP withdrawing monies set aside to pay workers wages up to the end of their contracts. * Demand that Rosemary Byrne MSP and Tommy Sheridan MSP honour the collective contract with workers previously employed by them. * Demand that there are no job loses, pay cuts or redundancies.


The petition is supported by the Scottish Socialist Party NUJ Chapel and the IWW Job Branch in the Scottish Parliament.
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