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News Release: Bristol IWW defending whistle blowers and free speech in Bristol City Council

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In March 2018 a FW ( fellow worker) working in Child Protection for Bristol City Council (BCC) was suspended from his post. He was charged with issues under the code of conduct, and most of the first set of allegations against him related to a closed Labour Party Facebook page. The group are made up of labour activists, who regularly discuss policy and procedure in BCC. The FW was conversing with a union shop steward about the Walter Ayles anti-war artwork. This had been taken down after orders from BCC. But after an outcry, the Council had to apologise, and the artwork was replaced.The face book posting had been given to the council by Mayor Marvin Rees. Therefore, rather than just speaking to the labour party member, he tried to get them dismissed from their post in Child Protection. He also, by his actions, closed down a labour party face book group, and shut down free speech concerning BCC’s activities. Furthermore, he may have breeched rights of members under data protection legislation. All in all, Mayor Rees has attacked his own party members, and stopped them discussing his own policies. Hardly a beacon of democracy, and more will be forthcoming about this. Probably just prior to his reselection attempts.

Marvin failed to get the activist sacked for this, but then BCC forwarded more allegations, and tried to refuse our FW trade union support. The Head of Workforce, a Mr John Walsh wrote in an email, that the IWW secured, that the caseworker must be “shut down”. Hardly in line with the ethos of an open and transparent disciplinary process. Walsh carried on in his attempts to carry on with out the FW having representation, until BCC employed an expensive consultant. This consultant had to explain to Walsh that he could not do this, and also, he had to follow his employer’s own policies. This consultant even had to explain to Walsh what “will” meant, in the context of employment legislation; unbelievable when you consider that this person’s wages equate to a couple of libraries being kept open.

The other allegations revolved around a twitter account, held by the Bristol Citizen. The Citizen regularly criticises BCC’s officers, councillors and policies. The democratic Mayor and his officers cannot stand this and were determined to prove that our FW was the Citizen. One small problem, they did not have a shred of proof, not a smidgen, absolutely bugger all. Their main “proof” was that it was common knowledge in the Public Relations Office, and the Mayor’s Office, that the FW was the Bristol Citizen. Come the day they could not supply a single statement, or witness. The IWW contacted the Bristol Citizen, who did provide a statement, and some interesting information.

Whilst this incompetent mess could be seen as the council just being completely out of their trees. The FW does have some history with BCC. In 2012 he whistle blew that a six figure some was missing from Bristol markets. This figure could build a children’s centre, or similar. Rather than a full investigation, he lost his job and was lucky to be redeployed. To this day, the money is still missing and there has not been any disciplinary process, other than against the whistle blower. No other FWs in the council have had to put up with this level of incompetence relating to disciplinary. So we can only conclude that these bizarre allegations, and the victimisation that followed, were due to him being a whistle blower. He even phoned the Council’s whistle blower’s helpline, to get an answer phone, and no help.

Our FW is made of stern stuff though, and he had the support of the best Union in the world. After 8 ½ months on suspension. 15 allegations, the employment of 2 external consultants, and hundreds of officer’s hours, all at a great cost to the tax payers of this city. He won his hearing, as everything was unfounded. He will go back to his Child Protection role, supporting vulnerable children in our city. But, we are not finished. There are serious questions to be answered, both from the Mayor, but also Mr Walsh. He started by trying to deny the FW his trade union rights, interfered in the case, and even instructed the FWs witnesses not to engage. Furthermore, the Bristol Citizen tells us that he has history. He was involved in the sacking of several whistle blowers in Wakefield. The Citizen has tweeted this, and the IWW will be investigating further. We do not need these people in our City. We need proper, transparent public services, run by a democratic council. If they cannot do this, we will.

Steve Mills, National Case Worker, Bristol IWW

November 2018

LABOUR NEWS

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The Reverend’s Labour Party continues to be a revolting SNAKEPIT of GRASSES and BACKSTABBERS out to get any Jeremy Corbyn supporter any way they can.

The latest victim of this vile tendency – that the Reverend makes no effort to stop – is Harriet “Dave Spart” Bradley, Labour councillor for Brislington West and one of the few OUTSPOKEN LEFT WINGERS in the Labour Group of councillors at City Hall.

We learn that Harriet was reported to the Labour Party Compliance Unit after publishing the following “ANTI-SEMITIC” tweet:

“#BackNECcode. Stand firm. Resist the Israeli state lobby”.

Alas, the Labour Party’s Compliance Unit declined to take the matter further and suspend Harriet, instead letting her off with a “WARNING“. Hardly surprising when what she published isn’t in the slightest bit anti-semitic by most people’s reckoning.

This isn’t the first time Harriet’s been GRASSED UP by Labour members unknown in Bristol. In 2016 she was suspended after she described Labour’s National Executive Committee as “TYRANTS” on Facebook in a response to their MASS SUSPENSION of members in the lead up to the Labour leadership election.

That suspension was later dropped without charges …

DIPSHIT’S ANTI-SEMITIC SMEARS SHOCKER

Dipshit Daz: poorly manicured clown

“I should have voted for Charlotte Leslie. At least Charlotte only OPPOSES the Labour Party, Darren Jones actively UNDERMINES the party and its members. He’s a disgrace.”

So says one long-suffering member of Bristol North West Constituency Labour Party who is sick to death of their thicko right wing MP, Darren “Dipshit” Jones and his endless shenanigans aimed at UNDERMINING Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters in the Labour Party.

The FINAL STRAW came for this supporter at a constituency party meeting in March when Dipshit Daz attempted to strong-arm his constituency into allowing the right-leaning JEWISH LABOUR MOVEMENT (JLM) to affiliate to the local party.

At least one party member, an officer of Jones’ constituency party and a committed socialist, loudly OBJECTED to Jones’ proposal. Not only because they objected to the politics of the JLM but also because they knew that this national organisation affiliating to Dipshit’s local party would give them A VOTE in any forthcoming selection battle Dipshit might find himself involved in.

To get an idea of the politics of the Jewish Labour Movement, which openly claims to be “ZIONIST” and the voice of Jewish members of the Labour Party, they have not issued A SINGLE STATEMENT on their website nor a single tweet about the recent killing of 59 Palestinians by Israeli soldiers at the Gaza border. Nothing. Not a word.

Dipshit responded to his party officer’s REASONABLE COMPLAINTS by filming the socialist miscreant on his phone as he spoke and then PUBLICLY tweeting his new-found anti-Corbynite ally, Liverpool MP and big name JLM supporter, Luciana Berger. “Do you send speakers to CLPs? My CLP VC just called you “zionist” and that your affiliation requires debate. Can you come?” enquired the dipshitted one.

Luciana then kindly tweeted back to Dipshit, copying in her 73k-off followers, that she could indeed come. Thus unleashing a nationwide anti-semitic WITCH-HUNT against a key Corbynite member of Labour’s Bristol North West constituency Party.

Many North West members are said to be less than impressed with Dipshit’s conduct. Not only for publicly filming and revealing the content of a party meeting LIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA but also for his role in the public SMEARING of an officer of his local party.

How much longer can Dipshit Daz survive? Surely deselection beckons?