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calendar   Sunday - March 04, 2012

really ignorant wankers ….. raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist

I suppose it could get even more politically correct and dumber.  That’s why I’m not asking, does it get any dumber then this? Cos of course it could.

I am not one who supports unions but here’s a case of ppl I generally despise who actually have done no wrong.  In fact, I’m their side in this ONE example of our loony tune world.

How could anyone with a brain link this ancient thing to race?  And of all the dumb things to do, why did anyone think it necessary to say sorry if offense was caused.  Only a total idiot, a brainless twit with no idea could have come up with a racial slant.  But hold on.

The person or persons who thought it was racist obviously also thought the three wise monkeys looked like guess who?  And are they saying at the same time that those same ppl aren’t able to spout any wisdom?  Now that smacks of raaaaaaaaaacism.  Granted, I’ve seen many who .... nah. Won’t go there.

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Workers in FOUR YEAR legal battle costing £200,000 ($316,670) finally cleared of racism over innocent Three Wise Monkeys leaflet

· Unison branded cartoon ‘offensive’ as the committee criticised contained a single black member
· They mounted full-scale investigation and banned group from holding office
· Pamphlet producer says the racist slur was a ‘pretext’ for kicking them out
· Unison is considering another appeal which could costs tens of thousands

By EMILY ALLEN

A group of union activists have been cleared of racism for producing a leaflet with an image of the Three Wise Monkeys proverb - after a £200,000 legal battle.
The Unison branch members chose the picture of the ‘hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil’ monkeys to mock their leadership for failing to tackle issues.
The ancient Japanese saying is a gentle insult routinely applied to those who deliberately ignore an unwelcome truth and the four thought it would make an effective satirical point.

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The Unison branch members chose the picture (pictured) of the ‘hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil’ monkeys to mock their leadership for failing to tackle issues

But bosses of Britain’s biggest public sector union branded the cartoon ‘offensive and racist’ - because the 15-strong committee criticised contained a single black member.

And the chairman of its National Black Members Committee said the pamphlet ‘belonged in the past with Bernard Manning’.

Officials mounted a full scale investigation and banned the group from holding office in the union, which represents over 1.3 million workers.

The so-called Unison Four, who had already apologised for any offence caused, claimed they were victims of a witch hunt and sued the union.

But it took a four-and-a-half legal battle costing up to £200,000 for justice to be done.

One of the pamphlet producers, Glenn Kelly, 50, accused the union of a ‘scandalous waste of money’.

The four were all hard-left members of the Socialist Party seen as rebels by the New Labour loyalist leadership and Mr Kelly said the racist slur was a ‘pretext’ for kicking them out.

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled that the four were unjustifiably disciplined under the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act.

It upheld the findings of an earlier tribunal that the four were ‘committed anti-racists and have fought against racism’.

It accepted that the cartoon was intended to suggest the leadership was ‘closing its mind to and ignoring issues that concerned the membership’.

It also concluded of the four: ‘It is obvious to anyone looking at the cartoon that it is meant to represent the well-known image of the three wise monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.

‘It never occurred to them that anyone would take it out of context and consider it to be racially offensive because one member of the committee, the chairman, was a black man.’

The EAT panel also ruled: ‘The right to freedom of expression entitles a union member to reasonably express his opinions on internal union matters generally and the right to freedom of association must entitle members of the union to influence the policies and actions of their union.

‘The disciplinary measures that were imposed on them preventing them from holding any office in their union plainly had a serious effect on the exercise of their freedom of expression and their freedom of association and that of their members who voted for them.’

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/04/2012 at 11:05 AM   
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