Wandsworth staff on strike over dismissal

Staff at Wandsworth council took strike action on Wednesday
following the dismissal of a social services finance officer.

Sarbani Mazumdar, who was also a union worker, was dismissed
from the south London council last month for committing a “serious
work related offence”.

She says the allegations are not true and believes she was
“victimised” as a result of her work as branch secretary of public
service union Unison. She admits she was active and vocal in this
role, particularly about the proposed reduction of home care
services that could have resulted in job losses.

But the council insists Mazumdar was not dismissed because she
was a union official.

“She was treated in exactly the same way as any other member of
staff,” the council spokesperson said.

Mazumdar will now wait for her appeal expected at the end of





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