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Fury at courier sacking

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 uncaring way.

"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 Christmas."




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