Demonstrate in support of Ricky Jones and his family, Saturday April 26th (12pm Stoke Newington Common)Posted: April 3, 2008
For 10 years Ricky Jones has been the caretaker at William Patten Primary School in Stoke Newington Church Street. He and his family face eviction from their home because the school’s governors say there is no longer a need for a residential caretaker.
Ricky lives in the school grounds with wife, Lisa, a teacher at nearby Princess May Primary School, and his three children, two of whom also attend William Patten Primary.
Ricky is also the Unison Convenor for Hackney Education. If this proposal goes ahead it will be the final act in a series of acts of victimisation which Ricky has endured because he is an effective trade unionist.
Brian Debus, chairman of the Hackney branch of Unison, said: “If they manage to get away with removing Ricky from his post, this will be a precedent move for all residential caretakers.”