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Jim Wyse appreciates all the help he can get in drawing attention to the facts of this case.  As is often the case in industrial disputes, the facts and processes involved are complex and it is difficult to do justice to what has happened over the past 14 months in just 2000 words.  

This is a battle which to date has been fought by sound bites in the media and gossip in the street and it is time the true issues received more of an airing.  As time is of the essence, and as the interview took place on Saturday, I have published this diary over the week-end.

I hope to contact the Company for comment on Monday (attempts yesterday failed) but am likely to be pawned off to their PR advisory Company, Drury Communications.  Any help I can get in making the general public and senior management within the Company aware of what really happened would be much appreciated.  It is believed Northern Foods Chief Executive, Stefan Barden, is now directly involved in the corporate management of the case.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Feb 21st, 2010 at 07:04:09 AM EST
Let's see if I got this right: the company wanted to fire six employees, and did so on the grounds that they learnt of these plans?...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Feb 22nd, 2010 at 06:05:51 AM EST
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More or less, but the official reason later became the accessing of inappropriate material in the e-mail inboxes.  It is also not clear to me whether the original intention was the firing of specific employees, or the redundancy/reduction of 6 employees which would have been on a first come first served basis.  In other words, the final 6 dismissed may not have been the same people as the original six.  I hope to meet Jim Wyse again later today where I will seek some clarity on this.

notes from no w here
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Feb 22nd, 2010 at 07:22:48 AM EST
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