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Former Blackburn postie wins race row case
10:00am Wednesday 11th April 2012 in Business
A FORMER postman who was at the centre of a race row at an East Lancashire sorting office has won his unfair dismissal fight.
Abdul Musa told a Manchester employment tribunal that there was a ‘climate of fear’ at Blackburn’s Canterbury Street postal HQ.
Now after a five-year fight, a three-strong panel has ruled he was unfairly sacked by Royal Mail after highlighting racist barracking at the sorting office.
Mr Musa, from Burnley, has also been told that race relations complaints he made, as part of his claim during a five-day hearing in January, were ‘well founded’.
Mr Musa said he was ‘sent to Coventry’ after trying to raise legitimate concerns regarding racism in the workplace.
Giving evidence, he said details of his racism complaints were circulated around the centre, in breach of his confidentiality. Mr Musa insisted that Asian colleagues still talked to him and supported him.
He will find out his entitlements on May 8.