Zak Khan's Appeal Decision Deferred

Arnos Grove driver, Zak Khan, harshly sacked last month after having a SPAD last October, has had his appeal decision deferred, not once, but twice. At his appeal hearing on 3rd February, Zak’s rep, Dean O’Hanlon, pointed out the many points which the original disciplinary panel skipped over, along with new evidence, and made a strong case for Zak’s reinstatement. Appeal Chairman, Nick Shaw, listened to the points made, before announcing that he was not going to make his decision immediately; the appeal would now be reconvened at 1530 on Friday 6th February. when Zak was to be informed by Mr Shaw of his decision. However, on Friday, Mr Shaw informed Zak and his rep that further investigations were to take place and that he would now make his decision some time the following week!

We all hope that common sense and fair play prevail and that Zak is reinstated. However, should Zak’s dismissal be upheld, we will be calling on all members at Arnos Grove depot to vote YES in the resulting ballot for industrial action in support of brother Khan.

When the decision is announced, a local leaflet will be circulated at the depot giving more details of the case and, if necessary (we hope it won’t be), reiterating the importance of voting for strike action. What happened to Zak could happen to any driver. UNITY IS STRENGTH.