Matt Wardman reports:
A snapshot from yesterday’s Lincolnshire Echo. This is happening in a number of towns and cities.
SPCK staff take claims to tribunal
Four workers from a Lincoln bookshop are to take their claims of unfair dismissal to an employment tribunal later this month.
As reported in the Echo, staff at the SPCK bookshop in Sincil Street, which closed in March, have filed claims for unfair dismissal against the shop’s owner American charity the St Stephen the Great Trust.
It has now been reported that the trust, run by Texan brothers Philip and Mark Brewer, has been listed for bankruptcy in the US and has no assets to liquidate.
Shopworkers’ union Usdaw is taking a total of 30 cases to the tribunal at Bury St Edmunds on September 30.
Related Reports and Articles (Added by Phil Groom; most recent first)
- SSG Bankruptcy delay could impact on Tribunal claims: Christian Marketplace, September 2008
- Tribunal on SPCK sackings: Chester Chronicle, 1 August 2008
- Employment Tribunals Notice Posted: SPCK/SSG: News, Notes & Info, 12 July 2008
- SSG tribunal claims mount: The Bookseller, 26 June 2008
- Usdaw fights for mistreated bookshop workers: Usdaw, 24 June 2008
- Former SPCK bookshop tribunal adjourned: Dave Walker, CartoonChurch backup site, 19 June 2008
- SSG to face staff tribunal: The Bookseller, 3 April 2008
- Date for SPCK bookshop tribunal set: Dave Walker, 19 March 2008 (reposted at Cease & Desist)