Keiran Mahon - Monday 19th April Action
1. Tweet/Facebook/Insta your support for Keiran during the disciplinary using the hashtag #IAmKeiranMahon. Solidarity selfies welcome or just the #hashtag! Please also retweet from 8am Monday, our message for Keiran which will be pinned to our twitter account all day on Monday 19th April.
2. Sign and share the petition in support of Keiran here: https://www.change.org/p/chair-of-governors-oaks-park-high-school-redbridge-stop-victimisation-of-neu-rep-keiran-mahon
3. Invite your friends to this event and share the event!
4. Send messages of support for Keiran and other union members at Oaks Park School to OaksParkNeu@outlook.com
5. Send messages addressed to the Chair of Governors Mohammed Omer (firstname.lastname@example.org), local DfE lead Colin Stewart (email@example.com), local council leader Jas Athwal (firstname.lastname@example.org) and local MP Wes Streeting (email@example.com) demanding that the charges against Keiran are dropped and their victimisation of him and other union members immediately ends.
Tracy McGuire - 20th April
Keiran is being subjected to a Disciplinary Hearing on 19th April 2021. The allegations that Keiran is facing are grossly overstated and should have been dealt with informally. Incredibly, the disciplinary letter implies that Keiran could even be dismissed.
The NEU believes that the real reason for the disciplinary action against Keiran is victimisation for his trade union activity. Please take the following steps to support Keiran now - you can read more about his case below
In January 2021 Keiran, in his role as NEU co-rep, supported union members to invoke Section 44 when the school was insisting staff come on-site to deliver online lessons instead of working from home during the national lockdown. This campaign forced the school to acknowledge the members’ right to exercise Health and Safety regulation and had to allow staff to work from home.
Following this, Keiran and other trade union members who invoked section 44 feel they have been targeted and bullied. Keiran’s co-rep at the school, Bill Stockwell, has also had allegations made against him within weeks of invoking S44.
Keiran Mahon should be free to carry out his trade union duties without fear of victimisation. Attacks on the union reps in the school is an attack on all members’ right to be in a union.