Brendan Ogle is the leading Irish trade unionist whose wife says Unite is forcing out of his role for political reasons. Get a flavour of who he is in this video clip
Brendan Ogle is Unite’s most senior officer in the Republic of Ireland, who has just returned to work after cancer treatment. His wife this week told media that the union’s management is trying to coerce him into a junior role – she told the Irish Examiner that she believes this is being done for political reasons under Unite’s new management. Unite branches in Ireland have begun arranging votes of solidarity with Mr Ogle and activists in the Right2Water campaign Ogle has supported have said it will no longer work with Unite.
But if you’re not a Unite member in Ireland, you may never have heard of Brendan Ogle – so watch this short clip of him in action on Irish television for a flavour:
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