Unite vice-chair and Grangemouth convenor Mark Lyon, with 25 years of service to the company, was tried in his absence and told of his dismissal on 4 February for not stopping the union from commenting over fears of job losses at the plant which were reported in The Daily Record on 2 December 2014.
The move follows the resignation of Unite’s other Grangemouth convenor Stevie Deans last year in protest of his treatment by the company and comes as Ineos drops its defamation claim over accusations by Unite that it had ‘victimised’ Mr Deans.
Unite will be appealing the company’s decision and issuing an employment tribunal claim for unfair dismissal and victimisation for trade union reasons. Read the full story here.
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