Statement from Dave Prentis, General Secretary of Unison in support of Charlotte Monro.
“Charlotte Monro has worked as an Occupational Therapist in the NHS for 34 years, employed by Whipps Cross NHS Trust – now Barts NHS Trust – since 1987. She was an active trade unionist for many years, representing workers at Whipps Cross Hospital as Staff Side Chair and UNISON Branch Chair.
She was dismissed by the Trust on 4 November 2013 following a disciplinary process
UNISON is supporting Charlotte in taking Barts NHS Trust to an Employment Tribunal with the claim that she was unfairly dismissed by the Trust.
No employer should be allowed to act in this way. No NHS Trust can afford to lose such experienced and committed staff.
We call on the Trust to reconsider its decision to dismiss such a long serving and valued health service worker, and union official; and to recognise the impact this has on the wider workforce morale and the reputation of the Trust”.
View the statement on the Unison website by clicking the link below:
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