Tuesday, December 2, 2008

'Kosovan Mafia' claims discrimination by FM Conway

Six Kosovan pavers are claiming racial and trade union discrimination by their former employer FM Conway at the Central Employment Tribunal in Holborn, London.

The men, now unemployed, had worked on an Islington Council utilities contract for six years, but claim that Dartford-based FM Conway started victimising them after taking over the contract in January 2008.

The Kosovans claim that FM Conway wanted them to work 'self-employed' on piecework when they wished to remain PAYE employees. They were dismissed in June 2008 on what they claim were 'trumped-up' charges that they were blackmailing the company with the intention of extorting money.

The men also claim that they were called 'Kosovan Mafia'.

The tribunal will take place on 3 and 4 December.

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