Labour’s biggest union donor used zero-hour contracts

Carolyn D’Souza recently appeared for the successful claimant in the highly publicised employment case of Martyn Reuby v. Unite the Union. Mr. Reuby was a union activist and union member for 42 years, who was dismissed summarily following allegations by him that the union was retaining its tutors on zero hours contracts. Following success at a preliminary hearing at Croydon Employment Tribunal (Judgment, 13th March 2015) in establishing that the Claimant was an employee and/or worker (in contrast to Unite’s case that he was a self-employed contractor), the case now proceeds to a full merits hearing to determine the Claimant’s whistleblowing case. It is understood that Unite intends to appeal.

See link below:

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/labours-biggest-union-donor-used-zerohour-contracts-10151441.html

For press coverage of the case, please see The Evening Standard (2nd April 2015), The Sun (2nd April 2015), The Daily Mail (2nd April 2015), The Express (3rd April 2015).