Date Tue 12 Sept 2006
Threats to staff at Glasgow Fingerprint Bureau - UNISON reaction
UNISON today condemned threats to force the resignation or retirement
of six staff of Glasgow' Fingerprint Bureau, without any evidence
of wrongdoing and in the middle of an enquiry run by the Scottish
Parliament into the Scottish Criminal Records Office.
Anne Russell, UNISON's Regional Officer said "It is outrageous
that - in the middle of a Parliamentary Enquiry, and when every
enquiry has cleared them of wrong doing - six members of staff are
now being harassed in this manner by a senior police officer.
"It is even more outrageous that these threats are being made by
an individual who is not even their employer.
"If David Mulhern thinks that this draconian approach is the way
he intends to manage staff in any new service then staff will be
thinking twice if not three times before they transfer.
"Individuals should not be able to play fast and loose with employment
law and with parliament's activities in this way. Unless these threats
are withdrawn, UNISON will be talking to our lawyers, to the staff
affected and to the staff as a whole to decide our next steps in
backing our members rights.”
For Further Information Please Contact: Anne Russell (Regional
Officer) 07904 341 971 Chris Bartter (Communications Officer) 07715
583 729(m) Ken Macintosh MSP 07971 961 158(m) Des McNulty MSP 07714
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