IC Coventry - December 19, 2007
A leading trade union has accused a firm of acting in the "most
uncaring way" after claims that a cycle courier was sacked for asking
for Christmas Eve off.
The GMB said it will fight for the reinstatement of Paul Whieldon from
Walthamstow, London, who said his boss at CitySprint phoned to tell him
he had lost his job.
GMB official Terry Flanagan said: "The courier business is full of
companies like CitySprint, who treat their employees in the most
"We have experienced low standards in the courier industry, but we do
not expect workers to be sacked simply for asking for time off over